Rwanda hosts 5th African Aviation Stakeholders’ Conventionea_admin
Rwanda hosted the 5th Aviation Stakeholders’ convention on 7th – 9th May 2016. During the convention it was observed that the cost of air transport in Africa is still high despite a reduction in oil prices. In fact statistics indicate that travelling within Africa is more expensive when compared to travelling outside the continent.
During the convention, Mr. Barry Kashambo, the International Civil Aviation Organization Eastern and Southern Africa (ICAO ESAF) Regional Director was optimistic that African Airlines will play an imperative role in championing Africa’s Agenda 2063, given the resources and a conducive business environment. Africa’s Agenda 2063 is geared towards pushing the continent effectively towards building on the already existing progress while strategically exploiting all possible opportunities available in the immediate and medium term to ensure socio-economic transformation within the next 50 years.
This is possible only when market players and policy makers embrace smart regulations to help enhance competitiveness and efficiency.