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Domestic airlines to be grounded on Saturday

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All domestic flights in the country will be grounded from Saturday due to a strike by the workers of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). The decision follows what the workers refer to as unsatisfactory, the size of acres of land offered for the installation of air navigation equipment. Citi Business News understands a visit to the site by the ...

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Ministry of Lands to hand over Aviation lands to GCAA

Nii-Osah-Mills, Minister-Lands and Natural Resources

The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources will soon hand over aviation lands originally reserved for the installation of aviation instrument to the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). According to the ministry, it is working very hard to handover all lands belonging to the GCAA to the authority to be used for its intended purposes. Speaking in an interview with ...

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GCAA workers suspend ‘action’ over land encroachment

Kotoka International Airport, Accra

Workers of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority have suspended an intended action that was meant to halt domestic air travels today, Friday, July 8, 2016. The activities would have led to the grounding of all domestic flights with only emergency cases and domestic military flights being attended to at the airport. Spokesperson for the workers’ union, William Amoah tells Citi ...

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GCAA to resolve impasse with staff by Friday

Ghana Civil Aviation Authority

The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has assured that it will resolve the impasse between the authority and its staff over the invasion of the aviation lands originally reserved for the installation of aviation instrument. According to the authority, government is working to ensure that the lands are released to the authority to ensure safety in the aviation industry. Speaking ...

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Unauthorized flying of drones to attract 30yr jail term

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The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has warned operators of drones in unapproved areas without certification to desist from the practice or face prosecution that could result in 5 to 30 years imprisonment. The caution follows an earlier announcement by the GCAA over moves to issue New Directives on the requirements for the registration and use of drones in Ghana. ...

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Air travels safe despite brawl over land invasion – GCAA

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The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority,GCAA, has assured stakeholders in the aviation industry as well as all airlines that the protests by the staff union will not affect services. The authority maintains it is putting in place all necessary measures to ensure that air transport services are not interrupted in the process. “Let me assure you the airlines, the aviation community ...

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Air services stable at KIA despite protests by aviation staff

Kotoka International Airport, Accra

The public has been assured that air services at the Kotoka International Airport will not be affected despite the protests by staff of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. This is the assurance of the workers’ union in the aviation industry. Speaking to Citi Business News on the latest development, the spokesperson for the union of workers, ...

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Ghana rolls out visa-on-arrival program

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Ghana has commenced the rolling out of the visa-on-arrival policy effective Friday, July 1, 2016. It follows President’s Mahama’s announcement early this year of the country’s preparedness to implement the program to allow AU citizens visiting the country secure visas for up to about thirty days upon arriving in the country. This also falls in line with the resolution adopted ...

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Goldstar Air to begin operations by 2016 third quarter

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Wholly owned Ghanaian Airline, Goldstar Air is set to commence operations by the third quarter of this year. Citi Business News understands the airline which has been battling with issues of clearance from the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority for about two years now, has finally commenced processes for its Air Carrier License. The move when completed will also clear the ...

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Aviation industry is safe despite encroachment of airport lands – GCAA

Kotoka International Airport, Accra

The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, GCAA, has allayed fears that the encroachment of airport lands will have dire consequences on the country’s aviation industry. The Authority has rather blamed the takeover of parts of its lands on challenges with title deeds. According to the GCAA, the situation has also resulted in many law suits which are awaiting settlement. GCAA workers ...

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