2019 AFCON Preparation: The Civil Aviation Authority sizes-up its role

The first ordinary session of the National Civil Aviation Authority Committee has met.

The meeting which was chaired by the Minister of Transport, Edgard Alain Mebe Ngo’o focused on a series of measures needed to revamp airports as Cameroon prepares to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

The installation of surveillance Camaras, introduction of Patrol vehicles and reinforcement of fences around airports were some of the immediate projects retained.

On the occasion, members examined the Cameroon Civil Aviation standard which was elaborated in 2016.

The General Manager of the Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority, Avomo Assoumou Paule epse Koki admitted that much is left to be done to render Cameroon’s airport completely safe.

She however noted that security at the airport has stepped-up from 54% in 2008 to 65% in 2017.

All members of the meeting agreed that the Civil Aviation Authority has an important input in the preparation of the 2019 AFCON.

Another meeting is scheduled this Wednesday 25th October 2017. Focus during the extra-ordinary session will be on the revision of text guiding air travel safety and security in Cameroon.

Annabella Tabi Ntoh (Intern)

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