|HON.MWAKIBETE OFFICIATED TCAA WORKERS COUNCIL IN TANGA|
Hon. Mwakibete said that while officiating TCAA Workers Council held in Tanga and added that it was not an easy job but as a team and through a strong workers welfare, TCAA contributed to the pull off in acquiring of four state of the art radars.
Hon. Mwakibete stressed that, Radar usage has brought about huge success, now that Tanzanian airspace is radar covered to almost all crucial areas, something that prevent any likelihood of bad events to occur.
Hon. Mwakibete also commended DG TCAA Hamza Johari for succeeding a second term consecutively to be Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO) Chairman.
Currently Tanzania, through its Director General of Civil Aviation (DG CA) serves as CANSO chair for Africa Region for a next term of three years after serving the title for the last term.
Being a chairperson at CANSO Africa, the DGCA becomes an executive committee member of CANSO global; this has allowed our country to be part of global air navigation policy makers and developers.
On his part DG TCAA Hamza Johari said TCAA against all odds has managed to acquire and install four radars located at Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA),Kilimanjaro International Airport(KIA), Songwe Airport and Mwanza Airport. The project worth Tsh.67.3 billion.
DG Hamza added that, another success Project was the Enhancement of the Civil Aviation Safety Oversight System in the United Republic of Tanzania whereas the State was awarded ICAO council Presidential Award and selected to receive the assistance from the Government of China through the ICAO Technical Cooperation Program worth one hundred million USD.
This followed The United Republic of Tanzania, in the Audit 2017 ICAO Coordinated Validation Mission (ICVM), scored 64.59% Effective Implementation (EI) which was above the target of Global Aviation Safety Plan (GASP) reference at 60%.
By scoring to that level, the State was awarded ICAO council Presidential Award and selected to receive the assistance from the Government of China through the ICAO Technical Cooperation Program.
Another mentioned success was installation of Instrument landing System – ILS Project worth Tsh.4.6 billion.
DG TCAA further added that, another success was refurbishment of Pemba control tower located at Pemba Airport. The project worth Tsh. 300 million.
According to DG TCAA Hamza another development was installation of Voice Communication Control Switch-VCCS. The project worth USD 698,960.
Another project was installation of VHF Main- at JNIA, whereas the project worth 705,000 Euro. And installation of the state of the arts radar simulator at CATC worth 798,044 USD and purchasing of Billing system worth 693,607 Euro. The modern equipment has led to the attraction of various students from SADC countries and the Horn of Africa Countries.