Accra, 16th March, 2020 – The Minister for Aviation, Mr. Joseph Kofi Adda, this morning held discussions with the Board of Airline Representatives of Ghana (BARG) and the Airline Operators Committee (AOC) on the implementation of government-announced measures to fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country.
The Aviation Minister acknowledged the crucial importance of the airline industry to Ghana’s economy, and solicited the cooperation of the two stakeholders in ensuring compliance with a recent Government travel notice that now restricts entry from countries that have recorded at least 200 cases of COVID-19.
“Government has taken these steps in the interest of public safety and in recognition of the urgent need to reduce the spread of the disease through air transport,” Mr. Adda noted. “The situation is constantly being reviewed, and the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) and the Port Health Authority will work closely with stakeholders in this regard.”
Delivering remarks at the meeting, the leaders of BARG and AOC equally expressed concern about the rapid spread of the virus and pledged to cooperate with Government to ensure the containment of the pandemic. They both shared a number of enhanced measures to help the Government in its efforts.