Uganda Ranked Fifth In Aviation Safety And Security Standards In Africa
By AFAYO SHADRACH BETHEL
The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), a United Nation (UN) specialised aviation body, has ranked Uganda fifth in aviation safety and security standards in Africa.
The aviation body carried out an audit of Kenya’s aviation sector under the Universal Security Audit Programme (USAP) from May 16 to 27.
The results indicated that Nigeria topped the sector scoring 96.06, followed by Kenya at 91.77, Tanzania scored 85.68, and Rwanda got 85.97 and Uganda had 76.44 percent.
However, the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) indicated that the audit doesn’t reflect Uganda’s actual position in airport security.
The audit assesses and determines a country’s compliance with these international standards on the ICAO’s eight critical elements of effective aviation safety oversight.