GCAA BOARD OF DIRECTORS INAUGURATED
The reconstituted board of directors of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) was on Tuesday, 15th February, 2022 sworn into office at a brief ceremony held at the Headquarters of the GCAA.
The nine-member board, chaired by Capt. Powis Deakens Spencer , was sworn into office by the Deputy Minister of Transport , Hassan Tampuli on behalf of the Minister of Transport , Mr. Kwaku Ofori Asiamah.
Other members of the board include; Ing. Charles Kraikue, Mr. Kwasi Owusu-Ansah, Madam Joyce Opoku Boateng, and Hon. Alfred Obeng-Boateng.The rest are Mr. Ofori Kofi Newman, Madam Cecilia Kwofie, Madam Mabel Asi Sagoe and Air Cdre Jacob Anum Ashrifie.
Mr. Kwaku Ofori Asiamah charged the board members to be committed in ensuring that the GCAA continue to provide a safe and secure aviation industry in the Country.
‘’As a board, I charge you to be committed to promote to the greatest extent possible, a harmonized and inclusive approach to facilitate safe domestic and international air travels. This will enable us to work towards strengthening the confidence of the travelling public and safely rebuilding the Civil Aviation’’.
The Minister further indicated that the aviation Sector had been profoundly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has greatly impacted negatively on the financial fortunes of the GCAA and urged the board to come up with innovative ideas to improve the situation.
On behalf of the Board, Captain Spencer expressed the board’s gratitude to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the confidence reposed in them, assuring the Minister that the board will work towards strengthening the policy direction of the Authority in ensuring that government’s agenda of making Ghana an aviation hub was achieved.
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Established in 1986, GCAA is the regulatory agency for air transport in Ghana. It licenses air transport operations, maintains oversight of aviation safety and security, as well as provides air navigation services within the Accra Flight Information Region (FIR), which comprises the airspace of Ghana and a large area over the Atlantic Ocean in the Gulf of Guinea.