GHANA MUST ENSURE AVIATION MADE A TOP PRIORITY OF NATIONAL AGENDAY, SAYS PRESIDENT

ACCRA — President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stressed that Ghana must, as a matter of priority, ensure that the aviation industry is placed among the top priorities of its national priority agenda.

Delivering the keynote address at the opening of the 57th Annual Conference ofthe International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers Association (IFATCA) here Tuesday, he said with global air traffic projected to grow by some 5.6 per cent annually, countries ought to position themselves to reap the impressive benefits from the sector.

More so, the President noted that 2017 figures released by the International Air Travel Association (IATA) showed that the global air transport industry supported 62.7 million jobs world-wide.

Every day, 9.8 million passengers take to the air, with 104,000 flights and some 18.6 billion US dollars worth of goods are carried. IATA notes that air traffic globally has been growing at 5.0 per cent annually and has been projected to grow by 5.6 per cent per year over the next 20 years, he said.

President Akufo-Addo also commended air traffic controllers whose efforts and contributions to air safety and security in the aviation industry had been largely unrecognized.

The Accra IFATCA conference, first to be held in West Africa, brings together stakeholders in the international air traffic industry to brainstorm on interventions to protect and safeguard the interest of air traffic control profession and promote and uphold a high standard of knowledge and professional efficiency among air traffic controllers.

The week-long programme, on the theme: “Making the Future Ours”, is expected to create, maintain, and enhance the worldwide fellowship of the world traffic controllers.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

   

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GHANA MUST ENSURE AVIATION MADE A TOP PRIORITY OF NATIONAL AGENDAY, SAYS PRESIDENT

ACCRA — President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stressed that Ghana must, as a matter of priority, ensure that the aviation industry is placed among the top priorities of its national priority agenda.

Delivering the keynote address at the opening of the 57th Annual Conference ofthe International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers Association (IFATCA) here Tuesday, he said with global air traffic projected to grow by some 5.6 per cent annually, countries ought to position themselves to reap the impressive benefits from the sector.

More so, the President noted that 2017 figures released by the International Air Travel Association (IATA) showed that the global air transport industry supported 62.7 million jobs world-wide.

Every day, 9.8 million passengers take to the air, with 104,000 flights and some 18.6 billion US dollars worth of goods are carried. IATA notes that air traffic globally has been growing at 5.0 per cent annually and has been projected to grow by 5.6 per cent per year over the next 20 years, he said.

President Akufo-Addo also commended air traffic controllers whose efforts and contributions to air safety and security in the aviation industry had been largely unrecognized.

The Accra IFATCA conference, first to be held in West Africa, brings together stakeholders in the international air traffic industry to brainstorm on interventions to protect and safeguard the interest of air traffic control profession and promote and uphold a high standard of knowledge and professional efficiency among air traffic controllers.

The week-long programme, on the theme: “Making the Future Ours”, is expected to create, maintain, and enhance the worldwide fellowship of the world traffic controllers.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

   

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