The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, (GCAA) said it has commenced the certification process that will pave the way for Zipline to begin flying its drones in the country legally.
Zipline is the company that is expected to partner the Ministry of Health for the distribution of medical supplies through the use of drones.
In an interview with JoyBusiness, the Director General for GCAA, Simon Allotey said: “We are on a joint committee with them and we have visited their premises to take them through a certification process for their drones."
He said although the process has commenced, the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority will be working with National security to develop privacy and security policies and directives on the use of drones.
Zipline is a Silicon Valley-based logistics company that designs, manufactures, and operates small robot aircraft to deliver essential medical products.
They build products that improve access to healthcare and saves lives.
Zipline created Zip - a small robot aeroplane designed for a high level of safety, using many of the same approaches as commercial airliners. It can carry vaccines, medicine, or blood.
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