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Uganda Scores Highly In International Civil Aviation Safety Audit

 Fred Byamukama, the State Minister for Works and Transport

Uganda has scored 72.17% in aviation safety audit conducted by  the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

Uganda has been undergoing a Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme – Continuous Monitoring Approach (USOAP-CMA), an on-site audit conducted by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) from September 6 -18, 2023.

Addressing the press on Thursday at Uganda Media Centre, Fred Byamukama, the State Minister for Works and Transport, said at the closing meeting of the audit held on September 18, 2023, ICAO’s Lead Auditor issued the preliminary results for Uganda with a score of 72.17%.

“The impressive score by Uganda is clear testimony of the hard work and effort towards efforts aimed at enhancing safety in the country’s aviation system,” Byamukama said, adding: “ICAO conducts such audits every six (6) years. If Uganda had not passed the audit, the country’s score would have been below that of the global & regional average, which would lead to loss of confidence in the country’s aviation system.”

The Minister said the 72.17% score was reached at after an assessment of Uganda’s effective implementation of the eight critical elements (CEs) of the State Safety Oversight System as well as the status of compliance with the ICAO SARPS in eight audit areas.

Byamukama said in the period between January to August 2023, Entebbe International Airport handled a total of 26,822 metric tones of exports compared to 27,905 metric tonnes in the same period of January to August 2022.

“A total of 1,219,189 international passengers have so far been handled during the period between January to August 2023 compared to 1,012,862 international passengers in the same period of January to August 2022,” Byamukama said.

 

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