Business News of Sunday, 17 November 2019
In 2020 the Ministry of Aviation will engage domestic airlines in a bid to get them to extend operations to the Ho Airport, Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister of Finance has told Ghana’s parliament.
During the reading of the 2020 government budget statement in parliament on Wednesday November 13, he said: “In 2020, the Ministry will continue with the engagements and collaboration with other domestic airlines to extend operations to Ho Airport in a bid to open up the country for efficient movement of people, goods and services and promote tourism.”
He further stated that to strengthen safety and security of our air space, an independent Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) was set up to investigate any aircraft accident and serious incident that occurs in the territory of Ghana and within the Flight Information Region (FIR).
“The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Coordinated Validation Mission (ICVM) Audit conducted an audit on Ghana’s compliance with the Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs). Ghana attained Effective Implementation (EI) rate of 89.89 percent from 65.54 percent at the last audit.
“Ghana received two ICAO awards in recognition of this feat. The Ministry will continue to ensure strict adherence to ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices.
“To aid smooth and easy take-off and landing of aircraft at the various airports and also improve on safety, the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority replaced ageing communication, navigation and surveillance (CNS) equipment at the Tamale airport, installed equipment and associated systems at Ho Airport and installed Radar at Kumasi and Tamale Airports and installed 200 VHF radio for Accra (LIREX).”