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Ghana Chapter of Women in Aviation inaugurated

The Ghana Chapter of Women in Aviation has been inaugurated as part of efforts to whip up the interest of women in the aviation sector.

Inaugurating the chapter, a deputy Minister of Transport, Mrs Joyce Bawa Mogtari urged women to defy the odds and occupy leading positions in the aviation sector.

She said government has a vision to create opportunities for each and every Ghanaian, and therefore women must refuse to be stereotyped and take up the challenges in all spheres of society, including aviation.

Mrs Mogtari commended the women for the strides they have made in the aviation sector of the economy, and also for braving the odds to have the international chapter established in the country.

She said no economy in the world will succeed without listening to women because they constitute 52 per cent of the population.

The former Managing Director (MD) of Airport Company Limited, Mrs Doreen Owusu Fianko, is the patron of the Women in Aviation International-Ghana Chapter (WAI), to help mentor the newly outdoored members in steering the affairs of the country’s chapter in Accra.

She joins the current MD of the company, Mr Charles Asare, as chief patron and the Director-General of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority as patron.

Mrs Fianko said women all over the world have accepted the challenges in the aviation industry.

“Women now occupy roles that have been the preserve of men over the past years in the growing industry,” she said.

According to her, the local chapter of the Women in Aviation International is a non-profit organisation that seeks to promote women’s issues in the sector.

She noted that Ghana’s chapter is important because it will provide opportunities for women in the aviation sector of the economy.

Ghana, she said, joins the likes of Gambia, Cameroun, Kenya and Nigeria as the fifth country in Africa to have gained the international chapter.

The inauguration makes Ghana the 101th chapter of the global body.




Source: The Finder