Commissioner, Banjul Accord Group Accident investigation Agency ( BAGAIA), Engr. Charles Irikefe Erhueh has attributed the zero air accident in the West Africa sub region to the implementation of safety recommendations from BAGAIA and other independent Accident investigation agencies.
He also lauded the completion of harmonising 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.
He said this at the closing ceremony of the BAGAIA Technical Committee(T2) meeting held in Accra, Ghana.
The Commissioner noted that the benefits of the harmonisation of the procedures are enormous.
‘ 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,”he said.
Speaking on the completed work by the technical committee finished , Erhueh, said ‘So far, we have been able to harmonize our policies and procedured 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, in his closing remarks thanked BAGAIA for it’s support and expressed appreciation for picking Ghana as the host for the technical committee meeting.