- Gizachew stated that the sack was banned by the authority as it has cost the airlines huge loss and also damaged the airports conveyor belt system
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has banned the use of ‘Ghana Must Go’ sacks by passengers at all airports in the country.
According to 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 the country’s international airports.
Gizachew stated that the sack was banned by the authority as it has cost the airlines huge loss and also damaged the airports conveyor belt system.
He noted that passengers who wish to use ‘Ghana Must Go’ to travel must have the same well packaged in cartons or hardcovers of rectangular size.
The use of the ‘Ghana Must Go’ bags have been attributed to the breakdown of many of the country’s airports’ conveyor belt systems and one that has put enormous costs on the shoulders of the airport authority.
The bags became quite popular during the 1983 Ghana-Must-Go saga under the then President of Nigeria,Shehu Shagari’s regime.
It is used by both the rich, poor and middle class. It comes in various sizes, colours and designs. The bag has no special name; different countries have different names for it.