New Ghanaian High Commissioner pays courtesy call on GCAA

first_imgThe new Ghanaian High Commission to Guyana, Professor Abena Pokua Adompim Busia paid a courtesy call on the Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Egbert Field, at the GCAA’s headquarters.She also met a member of the Board, Beverly Carrington and members of the management team of the GCAA.Colonel Field and Professor Adompim Busia discussed areas of mutual interest to both countries, including the promotion of air transport and the possibility of creating sustainable air linkages between the two nations.She also touched on the potential benefits which can be derived from commercial exchanges, tapping into the available expertise to strengthen legislation, and improve compliance with international standards in the aviation sector and the emerging oil and gas sector. She also advocated a focus for tourism, including the possibilities of promoting and expanding heritage tourism between the African and Caribbean region.Professor Adompim Busia’s delegation included Minister and Deputy Head of Mission, Peter Kobina Taylor, and Kwame Jantuah from the African Energy Consortium Limited.During his remarks to the Ghanaian Delegation, Colonel Field said he is looking forward to working with Professor Adompim Busia and her team on the areas of mutual interest and to ensure that both countries benefit from the expertise and skills they have to offer each other. The Director General posited an interest in areas such as safety management systems, state safety procedures, security, drones use and control; and spoke of possible technical assistance needs in the future.In November 2018, Guyana and Ghana signed an Air Services Agreement at the Third African Diaspora Meeting held at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre.Under this agreement, airlines operating from Guyana or Ghana will be able to fly to any destination within both countries as well as provide any number of services between both countries and beyond to any third country, with no restrictions on capacity, frequency, aircraft type and routing. Further, in December 2018, Guyana also signed a Technical Cooperation Agreement with Ghana for the exchange of knowledge and technical expertise in the area of civil aviation.Ghanaian High Commissioner to Guyana, Professor Abena Pokua Adompim Busialast_img read more

Bayern Munich legend slams Guardiola amid ‘Man City switch agreed’ rumours

first_imgPep Guardiola has been criticised by Bayern Munich legend Lothar Matthaus, amid reports suggesting the Spaniard has agreed to become Manchester City’s new manager next season.The German giants have looked a shadow of the Bundesliga title-winning side in recent weeks, having lost their Champions League semi-final first leg 3-0 to Barcelona, gone out of the DFB-Pokal [German Cup] on penalties to Borussia Dortmund and lost league games to Bayer Leverkusen and Augsburg since wrapping up their 25th league triumph last month.And Matthaus has blamed Guardiola for their slump in form, claiming the Bayern players may be losing belief in the former Barcelona boss.“Guardiola has already said that their season is over and he’s been rotating his team so much that he’s unsettling the team,” he told Sky Deutschland.“His team no longer has the stability they had for over eight months, enchanting football fans up and down Germany.“It seems the players are losing a bit of belief in the coach, and he hadn’t expected that.”Middle East broadcasters BeIN Sports claimed on Sunday that Guardiola has already reached an agreement to replace Manuel Pellegrini as Manchester City manager next season, although conflicting reports in the Sunday Times suggested AC Milan’s prospective new Thai owners want him to lead a summer overhaul of their squad.Given Bayern’s recent results and behind-the-scenes problems, there is a feeling he could be allowed to leave the Bavarian club before the end of his contract.The 44-year-old’s current deal expires in 2016, but talks over an extension are not due to take place until after the season has ended.A recent fall-out with the club’s long-standing doctor Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt, who stepped down from his position as a consequence, has seen Guardiola lose his untouchable status among club bosses.Winning only the Bundesliga and missing out on the DFB-Pokal and Champions League, should Bayern fail to make history and recover from a three-goal deficit at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday, would be deemed as an unsuccessful season by Bayern’s standards.Former Barcelona coach Guardiola won a league and cup double in his first season with Bayern, adding the European Super Cup and Club World Cup. Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola 1last_img read more