|HON. MWAKIBETE COMMENDED TCAA FOR A RIGHTEOUS JOB|
Deputy Minister for Works and Transport (Transport Sector) Hon. Fredy Atupele Mwakibete (MP) commended Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) for a righteous job is doing in strengthening aviation industry and enhancing regulation of civil aviation services in the country.
Hon Mwakibete said it on January 27th, 2022 as his first official visit to Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority where he met and spoke with Authority’s Management on various issues related to aviation industry in the country.
“Honestly, TCAA is doing a brilliant job and I am so much impressed by your creativity, operational performance trend and the use of modern equipment in streamlining air navigation services provision. This shows how smart and creative you are in your daily operations”, said Hon. Mwakibete.
Hon. Mwakibete also applauded TCAA efforts to achieve 100% coverage of the airspace in terms of surveillance capability following acquisition and completion of four radar systems installed at Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Songwe and Kilimanjaro stations. This investment has improved surveillance coverage capacity from 25% of the airspace, this will attract investors hence improve the aviation industry in the country and the economy in general.
He was also impressed with how TCAA managed to attain 64.4% Universal Safety Oversight Audit Program results in 2017 which is above 60% of ICAO global average. Before the audit, the Effective Implementation of ICAO Standards and Recommended practices for the United Republic of Tanzania was at 37% in 2013. From the off-sight validation conducted by ICAO in 2020, the Effective Implementation of ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices for the country stands at 69.5%
On the other hand, TCAA Director General Mr. Hamza Johari informed Hon. Mwakibete that, recently the Authority has received a grant of 1 Million USD from ICAO through China Government to undertake Project for Enhancement of the Civil Aviation Safety Oversight System in the United Republic of Tanzania; and the 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 Hon. Mwakibete that, TCAA owns Civil Aviation Training Centre (CATC) located at Mwalimu Nyerere International Airport-Terminal I. 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 course 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 other nations”, insisted DG Johari.