COMMISSIONER Banjul Accord Group Accident investigation Agency ( BAGAIA), Engineer Charles Irikefe Erhueh has said the sub region’s zero accident record is a result of implementing safety recommendations from BAGAIA and other independent Accident investigation agencies.
This is just as he has lauded the completion of harmonizing the agencies’ policies and procedures manual to enable them work seamlessly knowing that the same policies and procedures are what entails all over the subregion.
Erhueh was speaking at the closing ceremony of the BAGAIA Technical Committee(T2) meeting held in Accra, Ghana stressing that the advantages of the harmonisation are enormous.
He said,” We know other countries in the region will take a cue to strengthen BAGAIA. in the long run, all the training we do, the equipment we procure and benefits accruable are measured in terms of hull loses and other major accidents.
” That statistics of zero accidents will not be possible if BAGAIA and other independent agencies’ safety recommendations are not taken into account and we hope the kind of partnership formed along the sun region will reduce incidents and accidents and improve travel as well as remove members from various blacklists and reduce insurance premiums because of the safety of the skies.
On the work the technical committee finished he said,” So far, we have been able to harmonize our policies and procedures manual and at the same time out into perspective a lot of advantages that we at BAGAIA hope will be achievable at the sub region.
Commissioner AIB-Ghana, Mr. Prempeh Akwasi Agyeibi, during his closing remarks thanked BAGAIA for it’s support and expressed appreciation for picking Ghana as the host for the technical committee meeting.