Republic of Kenya takes over chairmanship.CASSOA
26th August 2019. Captain Gilbert Kibe is now the Chairman of the EAC CASSOA Board, during the 47th Board meeting held in Zanzibar between 15th and 16th August 2019 Mr. Hamza S. Johari (DG TCAA) handed over the chairmanship to Director General, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority Capt. Gilbert M. Kibe. Article 7 (4) of the EAC CASSOA protocol reads, “The Chairperson of the Board shall be one of the Heads of Civil Aviation. The position of the Chairperson shall be held in rotation among the Heads of Civil Aviation for a term of one year ”.
The outgoing chair, Mr. Johari commended Technical Committee chairs and CASSOA staff for their operational efficiency and encouraged them to continue similarly.
The incoming chair highlighted his vision of the agency during his tenure as the chair to be the best in the region globally, under “No Country left behind” principle to provide support for all Partner States undergoing ICAO audits, to develop and implement sustainable funding mechanism and to optimize the Agency strategy and structure to carry out the Agency mandate.
The board resolved to defer the decision on the Technical Committees’ chairing methodology to the 48th Board Meeting, hence maintaining the status quo.