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SOMALIA: Federal Gov, Member States discuss management of air traffic control

MOGADISHU (RBC Radio) Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire on Tuesday chaired a consultative meeting between officials of the Federal Government and those from the Member States to discuss the management of the country’s air traffic system after being officially transferred back to the country.

Somalia plans to take over its air space control management system at the end of this year as planed.

The government now says installation of information technology system and training of employees underway to make sure the country has human and technical resources before the air traffic control relocates back to Mogadishu from Nairobi.

Since the collapse of Somalia’s central government, the air traffic management was based in Nairobi, Kenya under the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

“The management of our air traffic control being handled by young Somalis is a great achievement to our nation. We are proud about it.” said Prime Minister Khaire during the Tuesday’s meeting.

Officials from Puntland, South West, Galmudug, Hirshabelle and Jubbaland attended the meeting which was organized by the Federal Government’s Ministry of Civil Aviation.

The Minister of Civil Aviation Mohamed Abdullahi highlighted the progress made so far to enable Somalia hold its responsibility to manage its air traffic control and updated the officials how the new system in Mogadishu will work within the next three months.


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