2nd Ordinary Session of the National Civil Aviation Security Committee

Published: Thursday, 14 December 2023 02:50

The meeting was chaired on December 13, 2023 by the Minister of Transport, Mr Jean Ernest Masséna NGALLE BIBEHE, at the CCAA Training School. He was assisted by the Director General of the Aviation Authority, Paule ASSOUMOU KOKI, in the presence of the members of the committee.

 
 
Organised in a post-audit context and pending the final report to be communicated by the ICAO by the end of December, the items on the agenda of the second National Civil Aviation Security Committee (NCASC) were the follow-up of the recommendations of the last NCASC, the analysis of the preliminary report of the security audit conducted from 9 to 20 October 2023 in Cameroon and the innovations of the National Civil Aviation Security Programme (PNSAC).
During the recent audit, the ICAO experts expressed their satisfaction with Cameroon's national security system, which assessed our country's ability to provide adequate national oversight of its security activities and its level of compliance with standards and practices.
 
After reviewing all the crucial points of the national security system and taking a snapshot of the infrastructure, procedures, airlines and implementation mechanisms, the ICAO auditors noted a great deal of progress and a few minor areas for improvement.
The Minister of Transport, therefore, congratulated all those involved in the security system for all the efforts made during the preparatory phase of the audit and invited them to be more vigilant to maintain the high-security standards thus achieved and to be more mobilised to bring the Cameroon security system into line with the ICAO SARPs. 
Concerning the new National Civil Aviation Security Programme (NCASP), the Minister recommended that the CCAA adopt it through the organisation of awareness-raising sessions for stakeholders on the new requirements of this programme.
The members of the NCASC also discussed issues relating to the quality of passenger reception and the protection and preservation of the Tiko, Kribi, Douala and Garoua airports.
It should be noted that all these actions are aimed at strengthening and increasing the capacity of our country's national security system. All of these actions are aimed at strengthening and increasing the capacity of our country's national security system, which is a guarantee of the attractiveness of Cameroon as a destination.
The Committee was also an opportunity to discover the CCAA Training School, a centre of excellence in civil aviation.

Translation: Mireille GALABE