US presents security hardware to Ghana Airport Company

The United States has introduced one body scanner and nine explosives and opiates follow finders to the Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) to reinforce security at the Airport.

The hardware is under an award carried out by the U.S Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security Office of Antiterrorism Assistance(ATA) in a joint effort with the U.S Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration.

The ATA program offers help for an Aviation Security Enhancement Program in Ghana in a joint effort with the Department of State’s Bureau of Counterterrorism and the U.S Embassy in Accra.

The Minister of Transport, Mr Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, talking at the charging of the office at the Kotoka International Airport, terminal three, complimented the U.S government, adding that the signal was a showing of obligation to battling the hazard of illegal intimidation at the Airport.

He said Ghana had focused on the wellbeing and security of air travelers and that the hardware would help recognize metallic and non-metallic substances at the Airport for the vital activity.

Mr Asiamah said the public authority had gained ground through the fast improvement in the avionics area and contributed 7,000,000 dollars to help wellbeing and security at the Airport.

The Minister said the public authority was on course in making Ghana a flight center point in the West Africa district and praised partners in supporting the plan.

He said it was basic to work together with different nations particularly the U.S to battle security challenges at the Airport for the wellbeing of travelers.

“Ghana will keep on growing its reciprocal relations with the U.S government to fortify worldwide flying security,” he said.

Mr Yaw Kwakwa, the Managing Director, GACL guaranteed the U.S government that the hardware would be utilized for its planned purposes.

He said the organization had set up thorough instruments to guarantee the wellbeing of travelers, and accordingly, was pronounced the best Airport in Africa by the Airport Council International in 2019 and 2020.

Madam Stephanie S.Sullivan, the U.S Ambassador to Ghana, said the development of Ghana’s aeronautics area had expanded the significance of avionics security, screening and data sharing.

She said the US government was focused on conveying best practices in air terminal security the board and related administrator preparing for the hardware.

“The air terminal security preparing and gear program underscored the vigorous security collaboration between the two nations,” she said.

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