Ghana Airports Company to conduct security simulation exercise at Kotoka International Airport

The Kotoka International Airport

The Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) says it will conduct a full scale security related exercise at the Kotoka International Airport on November 30.

This is in compliance with Ghana Civil Aviation Regulations LI 1824 and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Annex 17 Standard 5.1.4. The announcement was contained in a statement released by the GACL on Wednesday.

The exercise is aimed at evaluating the state of readiness of the Ghana Airports Company Ltd and the country as a whole in dealing with an act of unlawful interference at the Airport and its related facilities.

The exercise will involve personnel from the Ghana Armed Forces, Ghana Police Force, Ghana Immigration Services, Ghana Revenue Authority – Customs Division, National Security, Narcotics Control Board, Ghana Civil Aviation Authority and Ghana Airports Company Ltd.

The exercise code named “EXERCISE PATAKU 2011” will simulate an act of unlawful interference with operations and the facilities at the Airport and the subsequent response by the Security Agencies in the Country. It is expected to be observed by a team of experts from ICAO, GCAA and visitors from neighbouring countries.

The GACL wishes to assure the general public that though the Airport may be cordoned off for the duration of the exercise normalcy would be restored at the earliest convenience.

Source: GNA

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