The Subsidiary Legislation Committee of Parliament has held a pre-laying meeting on Monday 4th April 2022 at Parliament with the Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Justice, the Attorney General’s Department, Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation and Prevention Bureau (AIB) and other stakeholders in the Aviation industry to assist the Committee with the consideration on the draft Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation and Prevention Regulations, 2022.
The official agenda for the meeting circulated to Members of the Subsidiary Legislation Committee was to hear the views of the Ministry of Transport and the AIB Technical Team on the “subject matter. Pre-laying of the draft Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation and Prevention Regulations, 2022”. The meeting was chaired by the chairman of the Committee Hon. Dr. Dominic A. Ayine.
Justification of the Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation and Prevention Regulations, 2022.
- Promulgation of the Regulation will demonstrate Ghana’s commitment of meeting its obligation as a signatory to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (the “Chicago Convention”).
- Promulgation of the Regulation will complement and improve upon the existing State safety oversight system thereby making it effective and sustainable.
- The Regulation will operationalize Act 1028 and provides regulatory basis for the development and establishment of standardized and uniform policies, processes and procedures in conformity with ICAO Annex 13 and related documents in the conduct of aircraft accidents and incidents investigation by the Bureau.
- The Regulation will provide regulatory basis for timely amendments to Annex13 to ensure that regulation and national practices in respect of aircraft accident and incident investigations are up-to-date and in full accord with ICAO SARPs.