The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has denied banning the use of ‘Ghana Must Go’ bags by travelers at airports in the country. Reports were rift online today December 1 that FAAN had banned the use of the bag via a circular, titled, ‘Re: Prohibition of Usage Of Ghana Must Go’, and signed by the Manager, Airport Services, Henok Gizachew, and dated November 24.
The report further stated that the ban was particularly for passengers traveling through the country’s international airports. The report quoted Gizachew as stating that the bag was banned by FAAN because it has cost airlines huge loss and also damaged the airports conveyor belt system.
Reacting via its X handle, FAAN said
“Kindly note that @flyethiopian issued a prohibition of the use of Ghana must go on their flight and not FAAN. Thank you.”
For its part, Ethiopian Airlines, which took the decision, explained the reason for its action and exceptions to the new rule in the memoaddressed to FAAN and a public notice posted on its social media handles.
The airlines said
“We would like to inform you of a restriction regarding the usage of irregularly shaped packages on Ethiopian airlines flight. 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 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.”
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