03 March, 2022
Source : TCAA

The Deputy Permanent Secretary for Works and Transport (Transport Sector) Dr. Ally Possi said The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania (URT) under HE. President Samia Suluhu Hassan will continue to invest in the civil aviation sector including improving Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL), Aerodromes, aviation infrastructures and other related matters of aviation industry.

Dr. Possi said this during his official visit at Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) where he met and conducted a meeting with TCAA Management on March 3rd 2022, at TCAA Headquarters.

“TCAA has a significant role to play to ensure that the investment is useful and brings positive changes, therefore you are entitled to provide guidelines and standards to service providers so they can comply with international standards. I also urge you to instigate compliance because you are the Regulatory Authority for the aviation industry in Tanzania”, insisted Dr. Possi.

Dr. Possi urged TCAA to continue to embrace the change in technology in order to improve the delivery of aviation services in the country and to upsurge the revenue of the Authority and the Government at large.

Furthermore, Dr. Possi encouraged TCAA to train the staff within or outside the country so they can improve their skills, knowledge, expertise and be internationally exposed to what other nations are doing in order to improve the aviation sector in our country.

On his part, DG TCAA Mr. Hamza Johari informed Dr. Possi that recently the Authority has received a grant of 1 Million USD from ICAO through China Government to undertake a Project for Enhancement of the Civil Aviation Safety Oversight System in the United Republic of Tanzania; and the sole purpose of the project is to provide technical assistance to the United Republic of Tanzania to enhance its aviation safety oversight system.

DG Johari also told Dr. Possi that, TCAA owns Civil Aviation Training Centre (CATC) located at Mwalimu Nyerere International AirPort-Terminal-1. CATC offers various aviation-related courses including Aeronautical Information Management, Communication Navigation Surveillance, Air Traffic Management, Airport Operations, Aviation Security as well as Drone Operation.

“Beneficiaries of the courses are from within and outside Tanzania. Outside the country, we mostly obtain students from Uganda, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, Burundi, Rwanda, Somalia, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea Conakry. We provide quality education that adhere to international standard, and our plan is to expand so that we catch many other nations”, insisted DG Johari.