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Aviation Ministry Assures of Safety of Passengers


The Aviation Ministry says it is poised to ensure safety for customers of Air services in the country, with the expected arrival of new airlines in the industry.

The ministry believes, world class safety standards will help in positioning Ghana as a leading aviation hub on the continent.

Ghana’s Aviation industry is expected to witness a boom with the coming onboard of airline companies like BabyJet Airlines, Gold Coast Airlines among others.

In an interview with Citi Business News the Deputy Minister of Aviation, Kwabena Darko-Mensah reiterated governments’ commitment to grow the aviation industry.

“Ghana’s safety record has never been questioned. Because we have consistently delivered on our promise. And that is why a lot of airlines continue to use Ghana as their hub. Air France for instance is working to make Ghana their hub in the sub-region. Emirates is talking to us, other airlines are also talking to us. All of this is because of the service that has been provided by Ghana Civil Aviation Authority,” he said.

He added that “These are the things that have built our aviation industry and we plan on continuing in that direction to turn Ghana into an aviation hub in the sub-region.”

Touching on other issues, Mr. Darko-Mensah stated that the ministry will lay a legislative instrument in parliament before the end of the year to further regulate the use of drones in the country.

He was optimistic this will help ensure that drones and other remotely piloted aircraft systems will be used in a safe and lawful manner.

His  comment follows the signing of an MOU by the Ministry of Health with US-based company, Zipline International Incorporated to offer a drone-enabled supply chain solution in Ghana for the timely delivery of essential health care products to health facilities across the country.

Rwanda is among the few African countries working with US-based automated logistics firm, Zipline International Inc. to deliver blood and vaccines by drone on demand to patients including women in labour in rural communities.

This is reported to have saved thousands of women from death as a result of haemorrhage during childbirth.

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