Tanzania and Burkina Faso are among the eight countries which have been recognized to receive the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council Presidential Award for outstanding performance in ICAO’s Universal Safety Oversight Audits Programme (USOAP).
Tanzania performance rose from 37.8 percent in 2013 audit to 64.35 percent. Tanzania’s Certificate of Recognition was issued by Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, ICAO Council President, to Mr. Redemptus Bugomola, Director of Safety Regulation, Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) who represented Mr. Hamza Johari, Director General, TCAA, at the Global Air Navigation Conference held recently in Montreal Canada.
Other countries that were recognized for award by the ICAO Council President are Bangladesh, Costa Rica, Finland, Jordan, Kuwait and Portuguese.
The ICAO Council Award recognizes significant progress made in resolving safety oversight deficiencies and improving the effective implementation of ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs).
The Awards are issued once each calendar year in recognition of States which has made tremendous improvements in the regulation of civil aviation and effective implementation of International Standards.
The President of ICAO is expected to present the official Awards to the leaders of the countries later in the year.