The second meeting of the National Civil Aviation Security Committee (NCASC) 2022

Published: Wednesday, 28 December 2022 19:53
The meeting was chaired on December 28th 2022 by the Minister of Transport, Jean Ernest Masséna NGALLE BIBEHE, assisted by Madam Avomo Assoumou Paule spouse KOKI, Director General of the Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA)  who invited the stakeholders present to collaborate and pool their efforts for the effective implementation of security measures in airports in the face of the everyday challenges of Cameroonian civil aviation.
As regards the work of the NCASC today, it focused on the security situation in Cameroon's airports, the preparation of the security audit that Cameroon will host in 2023, emerging threats including MANPADS (Man Portable Air Defence System), CYBERMENACE and the follow-up of partnership agreements with partner administrations. 
This session holds as the CCAA mourns the death of the Chairman of its Board of Directors, Mr Paul Maximin NKOUE NKONGO, who passed away on the 22nd of December 2022. A minute of silence was observed in his memory. More so, the security system has recorded many problems in terms of equipment, infrastructure and staff training and civil aviation face certain exogenous factors that could undermine its security. These include the invasion of airport domains by dwellings and various activities in the vicinity of airports, especially at Douala International Airport; the resurgence of malicious acts such as runway intrusions, vandalism of security fences and lampposts, and the MANPADS threat etc. To this end, the Minister of Transport invited the members of the NCASC to address these issues in synergy. He asked them to continue raising awareness among other stakeholders and the population with respect to requirements for the use of the land around the airports and to be more vigilant in the face of emerging threats in civil aviation.
During the proceedings, there were rich exchanges between the members of the Committee, which resulted in proposals beneficial to the Civil Aviation Security system and several recommendations were made. The Minister Delegate for Transport, the  Directors General of the CCAA and Camair-co, and representatives of the administrations that are members of the NCASC were present during the proceedings.