|TANZANIA JOINED THE WORLD IN MARKING THE INTERNATIONAL AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER’S DAY.|
TANZANIA JOINED THE WORLD IN MARKING THE INTERNATIONAL AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER’S DAY.
Tanzania Air Traffic Controllers joined the world in marking the international air traffic controller’s day, which is commemorated on 20 October each year to recognize the roles of air traffic controllers in ensuring air travel is the safest mode of transport.
The one-day commemoration by Tanzania Air Traffic Controller Association (TATCA) was marked by holding a half day media sensitization workshop on air traffic control where 20 journalists attended. The TATCA members also visited the maximum-security prison of Ukonga and donated five sewing machines to be used by inmates.
In his Presentation, the TATCA President, Mr. Shukuru Nziku told the media that, Air Traffic Controllers are responsible for safe, orderly and expeditious flow of air traffic movements by monitoring and directing the aircraft movements.
Speaking at Ukonga Prison in Dar es Salaam, Mr. Nziku said the Tanzania Air Traffic Controllers wished to celebrate the day by giving back to the community. “Tanzania has 130 air traffic controllers and to mark our day we decided to share the little we have with Ukonga inmates
The Ukonga Prison Warden, Salum Manjawa, thanked TATCA members for donating the sewing machines that will help the prison management to impart vocation training and facilitated reformation process to inmates. He called on other institutions and Tanzanians to make donations to the needy whenever they can.
The International Day of the Air Traffic Controllers is celebrated each year for marking the anniversary of International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers Associations (IFATCA), which was founded on the 20th October 1961.