Uganda successfully hosted an International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) senior and middle managers’ training in managing compliance of ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) at Protea Hotel in Entebbe from September 17-21, 2018.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Civil Aviation Authority’s Director Safety, Security and Economic Regulation, Mr. Sam Muneeza emphasized the importance of the training in enhancing safety through implementation of ICAO SARPs.
The Director expressed optimism that the training would enable aviation senior and middle managers, to plan, manage and continuously monitor the implementation of ICAO SARPs in their States.
“I encourage the participants to actively participate and exchange information, ideas and experiences during this training”, the Director declared, noting that achievement of these targets would be an enabler in continuous improvement in compliance in the AFI region.
Mr. Muneeza expressed gratitude to the Government of China for sponsorship of the training and used the same platform to appreciate facilitators from ICAO Eastern and Southern Africa and Western and Central Africa office for their continuous commitment in building capacity of aviation experts whenever called upon.
The training was closed by the CAA Managing Director, Dr. David Kakuba who hailed the ICAO facilitators for imparting skills that would enable the trainees enhance safety and efficiency in their operations.
“I am confident that once you return to your duty stations and put into practice the acquired knowledge, it will greatly assist in improving implementation of ICAO SARPs and preparation for upcoming ICAO Audits. This will also go a long way in helping you all to develop Corrective Action Plans (CAPs) after an international audit, among other benefits,” he said.
The five day training attracted participants from Burundi, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.