Information was received from Kigali overnight that another course initiated by the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority, in conjunction with global body ICAO, has ended with the graduation of all participants.
This dedicated security workshop and training session lasted two weeks and was aimed at members of the security personnel deployed at Kigali’s international airport Kanombe.
Staff was taught the latest techniques in safeguarding airports, surveillance and carrying out checks, at the perimeter, for cargo and passengers. The course agenda did contain the latest global recommendations on aviation security issued by ICAO to member states.
Aircraft movements in Kigali have increased by over 40 percent in the recent past, as a result of more flights by airlines serving Kigali, new airlines adding Rwanda to their flight schedules and a sharp increase in flights by national airline RwandAir.
It is therefore reassuring that training of personnel is keeping up the pace with operational developments since most international visitors actually arrive by air in Rwanda when coming for the country’s tourism activities like gorilla trekking, for business or to attend the ever more numerous conferences, meetings and conventions now held in the ‘land of a thousand hills’.