16 African countries are landlocked but all of them are air linked.
Rwanda’s president, Paul Kagame has appealed to African leaders to think about the need to develop its aviation industry as they work to promote regional integration.
Officiating at the 4th Aviation Africa Summit, president Kagame noted that regional integration will require removing the barriers on the movement of goods and people. This he says should be supported by a strong aviation sector adding that because most African countries are not connected to the sea ports, the only way to improve movement is through aviation where all countries are air linked.
He therefore noted the need for improved commercial air services in all African states.
“Don’t use geography to promote under development on the continent” Kagame warned.