Ghana Wins ICAO Council Seat

Anita Adjei Nmashie


Ghana’s Permanent representative to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), Anita Adjei Nmashie, will represent Ghana on the ICAO Council for a three-year term, following Ghana’s election to the ICAO Council.

The election, which took place at the ongoing 41st ICAO Triennial Assembly in Montreal, Canada, saw Ghana receive overwhelming majority votes from the Member States in a highly contested race.

Ghana, together with 8 African Member States will represent Africa on ICAO’s 36-Member Council.

The ICAO Council is a permanent body of the Organisation responsible to the assembly and composed of 36 member states elected by the assembly for a three-year term.

In the election, adequate representation is given to states of chief importance in air transport, states not otherwise included but which make the largest contribution to the provision of facilities for international civil air navigation, and states not otherwise included whose designation will ensure that all major geographic areas of the world are represented on the council.

Mrs. Adjei-Nmashie, who is representing Ghana on the ICAO Council, has served in the aviation industry for well over three decades. Having started her career with the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority as the first female air traffic controller in a male-dominated profession, she was the only woman among about 50 men.