Ghana Airports Company awards stakeholders in aviation industry

The Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) at the weekend organised an awards ceremony to honour its stakeholders and their role in facilitating the operations of the company.

The awards ceremony was the final activity in the GACL’s fifth anniversary celebrations which recognised the role of stakeholders like airlines, catering services, cleaning services, security services and regulators.

Among the recipients were, Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, KLM, Emirates Airlines, Tap Portugal, Lufthansa German Airlines, Air Burkina, Virgin Atlantic Airlines, Antrak Air, Citylink, Starbow, Fly540, Middle East Airlines, AHS Menzes, Newrest Catering, Police Service(KIA Police Post), Cyrus Oil, Total Ghana and the Duty Free Shop.

Others were British Airways, Wok Inn Chinese Restaurant, Aviance, Airport Clinic, Aviation Social Centre, Blue Oceans and Speed masters.

Mrs Doreen Owusu-Fianko, Managing Director of GACL, said they had decided to honour their stakeholders because they realised that their success had been due to a collective effort by all of them.

“It’s not the GACL only, it’s all of us, we lead the way but you all contributed to bring us thus far,” she said.

She said the airlines voting for KIA to be adjudged best regional airport in Africa at the Routes Africa Event were to be honoured to show appreciation for their valued partnership.

Mrs Owusu-Fianko assured the airlines that the company would endeavour to mitigate the challenges facing them with baggage carousels and other infrastructure and would negotiate with the contractors working on the taxi and runaway to reduce their possession time so that the airport could be opened up for 24 hour business before the expected 2013.

Madam Tosan Woods, Chairperson of the Board of airline representatives thanked GACL on behalf of the airlines for the honour and pledged their continued support in the development of KIA.

The GACL presented plaques to three staff adjudged best workers for 2011.

The overall best worker for 2011 went to Mr Issaka Bamba of the Security Department, followed by Mr Felix Akwetey Torto of the Electronics Department and the third position by Mrs Georgina Agyeman of the Human Resources Department.

The pupils of Mole District Assembly Primary School, who had been GACL’s guests throughout the anniversary celebration, expressed appreciation to Mrs Owusu-Fianko for her contributions to the school.

Source: GNA

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