Entebbe Airport Passes ICAO Safety Audit

Thursday, September 28, 2023
The Minister of State for Transport, Fred Byamukama. PHOTO/FILE
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Kampala, Uganda | THE BLACK EXAMINER | Entebbe International Airport has successfully passed a safety audit by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

Uganda’s airport also got confirmation of high level of compliance with the international standards after scoring 72.2% in the ICAO’s Safety Audit that was carried out by the Universal Safety Oversight Audit Program-Continuous Monitoring Approach from September 6th-18th 2023.

The Minister of State for Transport, Fred Byamukama confirmed the development on Thursday at the Uganda Media Centre saying the audit was aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of Uganda’s safety oversight systems in compliance with the ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs).

According to the results, there was an overall improvement in the safety performance of Uganda that ranks it above the Eastern and Southern Africa region average of 55.7% and global average of 67.7%.

Minister Byamukama noted that the audit team appreciated the good work done by the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) in the certification process of Entebbe International Airport and re-certification of Uganda Airlines, among others.

He urged Uganda Civil Aviation Authority and industry stakeholders to maintain the momentum that was exhibited during the on-site audit with intent to retain the consistency in the oversight responsibilities, to ensure a robust state oversight system in the country.

The audit conducted by ICAO is one of the most important objective tools for assessing the security system of civil aviation of the state.

The last audit conducted by ICAO on Uganda’s safety was in 2014 and Uganda scored 62%. ICAO conducts such audits every six years.


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