Secretary General visits CASSOAEmilius Sasiyo
19th May, 2018. EAC CASSOA was Honored by the visit of Ambassador Liberat Mfumukeko, the Secretary General of the East African Community. This was the First phase of his visit to EAC Institutions located in Kenya and Uganda. The Acting Executive Director Mr Emile Nguza Arao and Staff members present received the Secretary General. Mr Arao introduced staff members and also gave a presentation on operations of the Agency together with challenges and opportunities EAC CASSOA is facing as a Regional Safety Oversight Organization.
Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko congratulated EAC CASSOA for being ranked by ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) as the second best performing Regional Safety Oversight Organization globally, coming only second to the EASA (Europian Aviation Safety Agency). He said the is a need for East Africans to know the activities of the Agency, the Secretary General assured the meeting that East African Community is fast tracking poverty alleviation initiatives through collaboration between Partner States and Private Sector in order to improve the lives of East Africans. EAC CASSOA was urged by Secretary General to implement reforms that will cut cost and ensure frugal use and Accountability of resources provided by the Partner States and others.
The meeting had a Q n A Session were a number of questions asked in relation to the activities of EAC CASSOA and Aviation Industry in East Africa. On a closing remark EAC CASSOA was commended for good work that has been done and the Secretary general took note of the Challenges the Agency is facing and promised to look further on how they can be addressed.
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