GCAA Director elected chairman of AFCAC

Business News of Thursday, 4 April 2013

Source: Citi FM


The Director-General of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Air-Commodore Kwame Mamphey has been elected Chairman of the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC).

The announcement was made at the ongoing AFCAC conference in Accra.

Air-Commodore Kwame Mamphey will represent Ghana at the AFCAC for the next three years and is expected to champion moves to improve the aviation safety in Africa and the world at large.

In an interview with Citi Business News Mr. Mamphey said he will strive to make Africa’s skies safer.

“It is Ghana that has been elected and of course as Director General of Civil Aviation, I will be representing Ghana. It is not Kwame Mamphey. I will be representing Ghana,” he said.

He indicated that AFCAC has some challenges in terms of “implementation of some of the decisions from the Ministers of State, the Abuja Declaration that was talked about, the Yamusokro Declaration that was talked about and it is for us in our tenure to ensure that these things come to fruition.”

The on-going African Civil Aviation Commission conference is seeking realistic and sustainable measures to ensure safety and sustainable civil aviation in Africa.