Accra, Aug. 8, 2017 – The Minister for Aviation, Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah, has inaugurated a reconstituted Governing Board of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).
The nine-member Board, chaired by Air Cdre. Rexford G. M. Acquah (Rtd), is tasked to support ongoing initiatives to achieve government’s vision for the aviation industry.
Other members of the Board are the Director-General of the GCAA, Ing. Simon Christopher Molai Allotey; Group Capt. Eric Agyen-Frempong, Mrs. Ernestina Swatson Eshun, and Mr. Ellis Hugh-Tamakloe.
The rest are Capt. Powis Deakens Spencer (Rtd), Ms. Joyce Opoku-Boateng, Dr. Sulemana Abudulai, and Mr. Kwasi Owusu-Ansah.
Speaking to the Board after the inauguration in the conference room of the Aviation Ministry, Madam Dapaah said the vision of government was to establish the Kotoka International Airport as an aviation
hub in the sub-region and to position the country as the preferred destination of choice for travellers.
“The President of the Republic expects you to approach your work with diligence and seriousness in order to fulfill government’s agenda for the sector,” she said.
“Discharge your duties with a high sense of commitment and bring your various professional experiences and knowledge to bear on operations within the GCAA.”
The realization of government’s vision for the sector, Madam Dapaah observed, hinged on building partnerships with the private sector to offer modern and attractive aviation infrastructure.
This, she said, was necessary to build capacity and establish the required institutional and policy framework to enhance safety and security within the Accra Flight Information Region (FIR).
She disclosed that government was working to decouple air navigation services provision from regulation of the industry, in line with best practices, to ensure Ghana continued to lead in aviation within the sub-region.
On behalf of the Board, Air Cdre. Acquah thanked President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the opportunity to serve the country, and pledged the Board’s commitment to its mandate.
“We further pledge to do our best to improve upon the scope and quality of aviation services within the sub-region and also ensure that the GCAA and its Management maintain the highest standard of safety and security in the provision of air transport in the country,” he added
Each member of the Board, with the exception of the Director-General, shall hold office for a term of two years, but is eligible for re-appointment.
Issued by the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority,
Kotoka International Airport - Accra
Tel: (0)30 – 2776171
Date – Wednesday, 9thAugust, 2017
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Established in 1986, the GCAA is the regulatory agency for air transport in Ghana. It provides air navigation services (air space management) within the Accra Flight Information Region (FIR), licenses air transport operators, and certifies aerodromes and the construction, operation, and maintenance of navigational sites in the country.