Uganda Hosts AFRAA Meeting in Kampala

AFRAA Meeting underway in Kampala

Uganda is hosting the Africa Airlines Association(AFRAA) Annual General Assembly this Monday at Speke Resort Munyonyo.

With just 4 years in active aviation, Uganda is the host center for the 55th Annual General Assembly of AFRAA.

Jenifer Bamuturaki, the Chief Executive Officer of the Uganda Airlines while making remarks mentioned that it was an honor that we such few years of experience, Uganda was able to bring the top event home.

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She noted that this is a big opportunity to expose the industries brands as well as promote domestic value .

“The AFRAA 55th AGA will be an opportunity for all our brands to stand together and domestic value, said Bamuturaki.

Emily Mbu Ndoria,the Secretary General AFRAA in addition revealed that Africa as a continent is in position to dominate the aviation industry through collaborations at events like these .

She mentioned that with the so much present potential, Africa accounts for only 2 percent of global air traffic including both passengers and cargo.

“Gatherings such as this one contribute significantly, to not only the tourism sector in Uganda but also key development goals of a sustainable future. Collaboration is key as we confront industry challenges,” she mentioned.

According to Ndoria , some of the challenges impeding the aviation industry in Africa include infrastructure, energy costs, limited connectivity, and slow adoption of global standards among others.

The speakers advocated for liberalisation of the air transport, and those who had already opened their bodies for Uganda airlines were commended .

General Katumba Wamala ,the minister of Transport and Works revealed that Uganda is fast-tracking the ratification of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM).

At the moment however , only 34 out of the 54 African countries have endorsed the protocol.

As the meeting carries on some of the speakers emphasised that it should not be a day to talk problems but come up with solutions as Africans .

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