Apr 11, 2017
STATEMENT OF CASE ON THE PROPOSAL TO INTRODUCE SECURITY FEE
- 1. INTRODUCTION
Among the key strategic objectives of Tanzania Airports Authority is the provision of airport security services to the movement of aircraft, passengers and cargo in its airports in line with international security requirements under ICAO Annex 17 and National Civil Aviation (Security) Regulations, 2015. Provision of safe and secure Civil aviation operations in the country is a state obligation and in recent years issues of Aviation Security have taken a Centre stage in governments worldwide due to increasing terrorist incidences and threats across the world which has claimed many lives and loss to properties.
- 2. STATEMENT OF CASE
The purpose of this notice is therefore to serve the statement of case to stakeholders and the general public on the Proposal to Introduce Security Fee.
- 3. OBJECTIVE
The general objective of undertaking a stakeholder’s consultation is to collect comments from stakeholders and the general public for the purpose of ensuring that the interests of the Government, Operators and the Traveling Public are fulfilled and services are provided efficiently through effective airport security compliance. Specific objectives for the forthcoming stakeholder’s consultation meeting are as described below:
Currently security infrastructure and facilities in airports are well below the required International standards. Only few airports are completely fenced but lacking some security support infrastructure like intruder detection system, CCTV coverage and inner and outer perimeter roads which are crucial components of a standard fence. Most airports lack fences and peripheral roads that could facilitate inspection and patrol activities. Very few airports have conventional X-ray machines for screening passengers and their baggage and the rest of the airports lack these basic screening equipments. Most of the conventional X-ray machines installed are outdated and not equipped to detect explosives and trophies which are the most dangerous substance used by terrorists against Civil Aviation and heritage for future generation respectively . It is worth noting that, many airports in the world today have departed from using traditional conventional screening equipment and resorted to using modern screening equipment such as x-ray penetration body scanner, x-ray backscatter screening machines, millimetre wave body inspection systems, three dimensions vehicle scanners and many more.
It is hereby proposed in order to bridge the funding gap and meet its security obligations, the only favorable and sustainable financing option in meeting security improvement obligation costs is through the introduction of security fee on embarking passengers both Domestic and International at a proposed rate of US$10 for International and TZS10,000 (US$5) for Domestic passengers countrywide.
- 4. THE PURPOSE OF THIS CASE STATEMENT
We are requesting the stakeholders and the public at large; to give their views and opinions with regard to the planned proposal to Introduce Security Fee. The Authority is conducting this stakeholders meeting, with the focus to realize the objectives stated above.
Interested members of the general public, including the stakeholders in the aviation industry, the Government and TCAA Consumer Consultative Council (TCAA –CCC) are invited to give their submissions to the Authority or during the stakeholders meeting and after the meeting, indicating with reasons, their views on this Authority’s intention, bearing in mind the above mentioned objective.
Please note that a Public Hearing Meeting will be held at the Aviation House, Nyerere/Kitunda Road, Banana–Ukonga on Thursday, 4 May, 2017 from 0900 hours.
TANZANIA CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY
P. O BOX 2819
DAR ES SALAAM.