The Minister for Transport, Hon. Kwaku Ofori Asiamah has said, the global economy heavily depends on the air transport industry. Aviation, he said, connects people, cultures, and businesses.
“Indeed, the importance of the Aviation industry cannot be overstated. However, the industry evolves around many different agencies, including manufacturers, maintenance, ground support, Air Traffic Control, in-flight to the flight crew, and even passengers. It is important that we meet regularly as stakeholders to discuss issues that affect the industry”, he stated.
He noted that, as a part of the Ministry’s mandate, it was to develop policies that would benefit the Aviation industry and its players.
The Minister made this remark at the 4th AviationGhana Stakeholders Meeting held in Accra at the Holiday Inn Hotel.
Hon. Ofori Asiamah said, post the COVID-19 recovery process and the journey ahead, the expansion of the Kumasi and Tamale Airports was far advanced and the Ministry was going to commission the projects this year. In the same vein, the Ministry was going to continue all the projects within the aviation space and ensure the Ghanaian airspace continued to be safe.
He stated that, while the Government was doing its best to develop the Aviation sector and make the airspace safe, customer service delivery was also very important in the airline industry and entreated the airlines to provide safe, reliable and comfortable flights to their passengers.
“The Airlines always need to remember that in their line of duty, the passenger comes first and therefore should be accorded all the needed assistance and respect”, he added.
He mentioned that Government on its part will continue to create the enabling environment to encourage and expand domestic airline operations across the country.
The Minister commended AviationGhana for organizing the forum and urged participants to freely contribute to deliberations that will go on for the betterment of the industry.
The AviationGhana Stakeholders Breakfast Meeting is an annual event that brings together all major stakeholders in the aviation sector and policy-makers to deliberate on a chosen theme relevant to the dictates of the prevailing aviation operating environment. The event is in its fourth year, with its first edition in 2017.