Ing. Charles Kraikue has been sworn in as the new Director-General of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, GCAA.
He replaces the outgoing Director-General, Ing. Simon Allotey, who retired from the Authority on July 31, 2020.
Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony held at the Ministry of Aviation, the sector minister, Joseph Kofi Adda tasked the new Director-General to add on in making Ghana the aviation hub in the sub-region.
“What I would ask for is that he should lead the sector in a manner that his predecessor has done with good cooperation from the Ministry of Aviation, to ensure that we attain the vision of His Excellency the President and that we’re able to keep Ghana as the Aviation front. We should also earn all we should be earning especially in terms of creating jobs and developing businesses that should expand the proceeds of our economy,” he said.
According to the GCAA, Ing. Charles Kraikue brings to the role extensive experience, having served as the Deputy Director General (Technical) for the past two years.
In this role, he led the transformation of GCAA’s air traffic management systems and enhanced safety within the Accra Flight Information Region (FIR).
This included the replacement of all ageing communications, Navigation and Surveillance facilities within the FIR which had been in service for two decades.
He also served previously as Electrical Manager and as Director, Air traffic Safety Engineering of the Authority between 2007- 2018.