Ghana Signs Aviation Safety Agreement With America


The Government of Ghana (GoG), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United State of American (USA) Government for the redevelopment of the activities of Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).

Anthony Foxx, Transportation Secretary, signed on behalf of the US government, while Madam Dzifa Attivor, the Transport Minister, signed on behalf of GoG.

The agreement, will among other things help the GCAA to equip the training school with a state -of the -art facilities in the training aviation engineers in the country.

Mrs. Attivor, at the event said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government, led by the President, John Dramani Mahama, was working around the clock to make Ghana the transportation hub of the West African sub-region

Mrs. Attivor, lauded the collaboration between the two countries, describing it as exciting and timely to save the operations of GCAA.

Transport Minister, Mrs. Attivor, further held bilateral discussions with her counterpart from the USA, in her bid to seek international investment for the country.

On his part, Mr. Foxx, Transportation Secretary, told journalists the USA would continue to partner Ghana to address civil aviation safety challenges.

The event, took place at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Accra.

Mr. Foxx, said it was time to celebrate the hard work of Ghana in the aviation sub-sector.

He added that the Ghana Aviation Training Academy (GATA), would continue to receive all the necessary support from the United State to improve on capacity building of aviation engineers in the country.

Secretary Foxx, reiterated the commitment of President Barack Obama’s administration to building strong institutions in Africa.

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