June 07 2024

By Joan Kamwesigye Tushabe

Members of the Air Transport National Facilitation Committee (NFALC) chaired by The Commissioner Transport Regulation and Safety at the Ministry of Works and Transport, Mr. Winstone Katushabe, held a fruitful interactive meeting and inspected the services and facilities at Entebbe International Airport on Thursday, June 6, 2024, with a view of enhancing the passenger experience  

Addressing stakeholders at the meeting, Mr. Katushabe congratulated the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority Board, Management, staff, and all industry stakeholders for successfully concluding the International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO Safety and Security Audits.   

“The purpose of this meeting is to provide a good forum for stakeholders to share ideas to improve on facilitation of passengers in compliance with Annex 9 requirements by ( ICAO). The NFALC was appointed by the Ministry of Works and Transport in 2005 to operationalize the National Air Transport Facilitation Programme in compliance with ICAO standards to facilitate seamless movement of Cargo and passengers,’’   he said

The participants included stakeholders from the Ministry of Works and Transport, the Private Sector Foundation, Immigration, Uganda Communications Commission, Uganda Export Promotion Board, Ministry of Health, Air Operators Committee members (Airlines), handling companies, Customs, Security Agencies and all stakeholders operating at the airport.

The team was led on a guided inspection of the departure area, Arrivals, airside and other facilities by the General Manager Entebbe International Airport Mr. Emmanuel Barungi.

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