6th Dec 2018 | Elizabeth Sasu
“Working together to ensure no country is left behind”. This is the theme for this years’ International Civil Aviation Day.
The International Civil Aviation Day is celebrated on the 7th of December every year since its inception in 1994 during ICAO’s 50th-anniversary activities.
Ghana Civil Aviation Authority celebrated the 74th ICAO day today, the 6th of December since the 7th of December, which is tomorrow is a public holiday in Ghana.
The Guest of Honour for the occasion was Her Ladyship, Sophia Akufo. Also, the Aviation Ministry represented in grand style by having the Aviation Minister, Joseph Kofi Adda, his Deputy, Kwabena Okyere-Darko Mensah, the Acting Chief Director and others at the event. Past Director Generals of Ghana Civil Aviation Authority were present as well.
“The purpose of the day is to recognize the importance of aviation, especially international air travel, to the social and economic development of the world”. (Wikipedia)
According to ICAO, “the importance of aviation as an engine of global connectivity has never been more relevant to the Chicago Convention’s objective to look to international flight as a fundamental enabler of global peace and prosperity”.
The Minister of Aviation, Joseph Kofi Adda, reiterated the point of the theme by saying, “I think one can safely say that it is visionary of our president to call on us to ensure that Ghana is not left out of the Aviation sector and that the benefits which we stand to gain from it are also enjoyed by all. In other words, no one in Ghana should be left out”.
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