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    THE NEWLY APPOINTED GHANAIAN COMMISSIONER FOR COMMUNICATION, MR. MANU MATHIEW POKU, MAE AN OFFICIAL TOUR?

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    THE NEWLY APPOINTED GHANAIAN COMMISSIONER FOR COMMUNICATION, MR. MANU MATHIEW POKU, MAE AN OFFICIAL TOUR OF INSPECTION ON THURSDAY (29 FEBRUARY) OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION. AT THE END OF HIS TOUR THE COMMISSIONER SAID HE HOPED TO ASSIST THE DEPARTMENT IN MEETING ITS NUMEROUS COMMITMENTS.

    ON ARRIVAL, NANU POKU WAS RECEIVED BY THE DIRECTOR OF CIVIL AVIATION, MR. E.R. DWEMOH. HIS DEPARTMENT IS GOVERNMENT CONTROLLED, AND SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCRA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. MR. DWEMOH TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY TO INTRODUCE SEVERAL MEMBERS OF HIS STAFF.

    NANA POKU'S TOUR BEGAN AT THE AIRPORT FIRE STATION. HERE THE COMMISSIONER LEARNT ABOUT THE WORK OF THE FIRE SERVICE. THEN FOLLOWED A VISIT TO THE AERONAUTICAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ROOM, WHERE CONTACT IS MAINTAINED BETWEEN THE GROUND AND THE AIRCRAFT. MR. J. PATTABIRAMAN, THE SENIOR RADIO ENGINEER, EXPLAINED THE FUNCTIONS OF THE EQUIPMENT TO THE COMMISSIONER. HERE AIR RADIO OPERATIONS MAINTAIN CONTACT WITH OTHER OPERATORS THROUGHOUT WEST AFRICA, AND ARE ABLE TO KEEP AN EYE ON THE WEATHER BY THIS MEANS.

    AT THE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL CENTRE, NANA POKU ALSO WATCHED LANDING AND TAKE-OFF PROCEDURES FROM THE HEIGHTS OF THE CONTROL TOWER. FROM HERE HE MOVED TO THE NEW TERMINAL BUILDING, WHICH IS STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION. IT SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER THIS YEAR.

    WHEN FULLY OPERATIONAL, THE NEW TERMINAL WILL PROVIDE A PASSENGER SECTION WITH BANKS, SHOPS, RESTAURANT, REFRESHMENT BARS, BOOKSTALLS, AND ALL THE OTHER USUAL AMENITIES. ON THE TECHNICAL SIDE WILL BE A NEWLY-INSTALLED RADAR SYSTEM, ALLOWING THE NEW CONTROL TOWER TO MAINTAIN RADAR SURVEILLANCE OF AN AREA ABOUT 300 MILES (480 KMS.) ACROSS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8GB0F919QTGHKI4I6G9LGJVW
    Media URN:
    VLVA8GB0F919QTGHKI4I6G9LGJVW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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