KIGALI, May 23 — Rwanda on Tuesday received a certificate of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in recognition of its efforts in resolving aviation safety oversight deficiencies and its continued commitment to the implementation of ICAO standards and practices.
Rwanda’s minister of infrastructure Claver Gatete received the ICAO’s President Safety Certificate on behalf of the Rwandan government at the opening of a four-day aviation safety management symposium in Kigali, capital Rwanda.
The certificate was based on evaluation made by ICAO in 2017, where Rwanda scored 73.7 percent, a sharp increase from 2012’s score of 44 percent.
Speaking at the symposium, Gatete said Rwanda remains committed to ensuring international aviation safety standards to remain relevant in a competitive aviation industry.
Ghana’s minister of aviation Cecilia Abena Dapaah stressed the need for high aviation standards on the continent to be able to compete globally.
The meeting, organized by ICAO in conjunction with the Rwandan government, brings together leaders in the aviation sector from member states of ICAO in the eastern, southern, western and central African region, according to ICAO.