Kotoka International Airport has been adjudged ‘Winner’ of the ACI Safety Awards 2022 – Excellence in Safety Management Systems (SMS) for the West Africa sub-region.
The award was presented at the 68th ACI Africa/World Conference and Exhibition in Marrakesh, Morocco on October 24, 2022.
The Safety Awards 2022 focused on SMS Excellence, showcasing ACI Africa airport members with fully functional SMS in place at their airport. It looked at airports which had taken the lead in adopting, implementing and enforcing most, if not all, Safety Policies and Procedures within their SMS Manual.
Airports Council International, Africa envisioned these awards to recognize excellence and professionalism in the management of Aerodrome Safety. The awards provided an opportunity for all airport members, irrespective of size including the Domestic and International Aerodromes to celebrate successes in this vital aspect of airport operations. It also presented an opportunity to celebrate the pledge of airports to continuously improve their safety and quality commitments.
Members of the jury were impressed with the quality of submissions by Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) and most importantly, on the motivation and dedication in implementing excellence in safety at the GACL operated airports.
Reacting to news of the award, Managing Director of Ghana Airports Company Limited, Mrs Pamela Djamson-Tettey said “ For us at GACL, safety is non-negotiable and so this award is a massive endorsement of GACL’s attempt to position Ghana as an aviation hub and leader in airport business in West Africa, and we are immensely proud of this recognition.
It will be recalled that in 2017, Kotoka International Airport (KIA) was adjudged ‘Best Improvement in Safety’ by the Airports Council International (ACI).