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Accident Investigation & Prevention Bill approved to ensure air transport safety

Business News of Thursday, 16 July 2020

Source: laudbusiness.com

Joseph Kofi Adda, Aviation Minister Joseph Kofi Adda, Aviation Minister


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Aviation Minister, Joseph Kofi Kowe Adda has revealed that cabinet has approved Accident Investigation and Prevention Bill, 2020 which will help ensure safety in air travel.

Speaking at the inauguration of the National Aviation Safety Coordination Group, (NASCG), the Minister of Aviation, Joseph Kofi Adda, said the Act will improve transport safety and increase the public’s confidence in Ghana’s aviation sector.

“I am happy to announce that the Ministry has received approval from cabinet for the establishment of an Accident Investigation and Prevention Bureau.

“Accordingly, the Ministry is working with the Attorney General and Ministry of Justice to prepare the Bill which has been laid in Parliament for consideration and passage.

“We are going to have a committee meeting under a certificate of urgency to see if we can pass this within the two weeks because considering the importance of this Bill and the way Ghana has performed globally, it is important we pass this Bill this year,” he said.

For his part a Deputy Director-General of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Charles Krakue, expressed the need for more collaboration with other stakeholders to ensure a safe air space.

“A framework which will allow GCAA and the identified State agencies in attendance here to interact more effectively in the resolution of safety concerns, I am pleased to announce that the SSP will combine prescriptive and performance-based approaches to safety rulemaking, safety policy development and safety oversight in our industry,” he stated.

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