THE Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has placed a ban on the use of ‘Ghana Must Go’ bags by passengers at all airports in the country.
This was contained in a circular by FAAN, titled, ‘Re: Prohibition of Usage Of Ghana Must Go’, signed by Manager, Airport Services, Henok Gizachew.
The ban is particularly for passengers travelling through international airports in the country.
According to Gizachew, the bag was banned by the authority as it has cost airlines huge loss.
Also, he disclosed that the bag has damaged the airports conveyor belt system.
He noted that passengers who wish to use ‘Ghana Must Go’ to travel must have the same well package in carton or hardcover of rectangular size.
The popular Ghana Must Go bag which comes in different sizes is very popular among many Nigerian travelers due to its light weight and capacity to carry more loads.
However, FAAN in a tweet on Friday said that it did not ban the use of “Ghana must go” bags.
According to the tweer, it was Ethiopia Airlines that issued a prohibition of the use of the bags on their flight, not FAAN or the Nigerian government.
While sharing a circular from Ethiopia Airline to that effect, FAAN tagged various online platforms debunking these claims to its name.
The memo from Ethiopia Airlines read: “Dear valued passengers, we would like to inform you of a restriction regarding the usage of irregularly shaped packages on Ethiopian Airlines flights.
“It is strictly prohibited to bring “Ghana-must-go” bags unless they are adequately packed in a carton or hardcover rectangular container.
“This restriction has been implemented due to the frequent occurrence of damages to conveyor belts at various airports, resulting in significant costs incurred by the airlines involved.
“We kindly request your cooperation in complying with this rule to ensure the smooth operation of our flights and to minimize any potential disruptions caused by damaged conveyor belts.
“We appreciate your understanding and continued support in adhering to these guidelines.
“Thank you for choosing Ethiopian Airlines.”
-December 1, 2023 @ 16:05 GMT |Tags: ban on the use of ‘Ghana Must Go’ bags Henok Gizachew.