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Somalia regains control of airspace management after 27 years
The Somali government on Thursday announced that it has officially regained control and management of its airspace after 27 years being run by the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regional office in Nairobi.
Somali President Mohamed Abdulahi Farmajo officially inaugurated the offices and equipment installed at Mogadishu International Airport on Thursday and said that the move represents a significant step towards the development of the country.
"It is a great honor for us to witness this historic day that we retake control and management of our airspace. This did not come simply and luckily, but through hard work," Farmajo said.
He thanked the officials of the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation for their efforts as well as ICAO which has been running the airport.
He added that taking over the running of Somalia's airspace is part of his government's commitment to restore important public services.
Somali Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, Mohamed Abdulahi Salad, said that all equipment for the control of the airspace is ready and secure with its staff who are currently based in Kenya's capital city of Nairobi.
[all equipment for the control of the airspace is ready and secure with its staff who are currently based in Kenya's capital city of Nairobi.
Somalia's parliament has elected to the presidency a former prime minister with dual Somali-U.S. citizenship and — until very recently — a job at the New York Department of Transportation.
originally posted by: worldstarcountry
a reply to: intrptr
They are managing their own air traffic control is the point here. Does Saudi Arabia not manage its own skies even though they work for the empire? Does France and the UK??
Maybe if you did not try and make everything about how evilz der evilz empire is all the time you can check back into reality now and then.
Somaliland: Somalia Aviation Minister Announces Mogadishu Take Over of Airspace Management Near Completion
The Minister established that the Flight Information Services office presently stationed in Nairobi, Kenya, will completely move over to Mogadishu from mid-January 2018, and that equipment currently installed at the Nairobi FISS office will be dismantled and installed at other ‘Somalia’ aviation centers by March 2018.
Think twice before parroting Goebbels Propaganda, here.