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Accident Investigation & Prevention Bill to boost air transport safety approved

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The Accident Investigation and Prevention Bill, 2020 which will help ensure safety in air travel has been approved by cabinet.

Speaking at the inauguration of the National Aviation Safety Coordination Group, (NASCG), the Minister of Aviation, Joseph Kofi Adda, said it 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 said: “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.”

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