Twenty-five members of Rwanda National Police, Rwanda Defense Forces as well as Civil Aviation Authority staff are undergoing five-day training on airport crisis management.
The training focuses at equipping airport unit officers with skills that will enable them to effectively maintain security at airports.
This training is being conducted by Rwanda National Police in partnership with Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA).
Speaking at the commemncement of the course, Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority Director General Richard Masozera lauded the existing partnership between both institutions.
“In recent years, the aviation industry has seen the emergence of worldwide attacks against the safety and security of the travelling public, airports, aircraft and aviation workers,” said Masozera.
He added that these acts against civil aviation can be thwarted by developing aviation security programs, measures and procedures.
Emphasizing the need for the training, Justus Nyunja, the Aviation Security regional officer and a facilitator from the International Civil Aviation Organization observed that a country’s security can be easily frustrated by terrorists from a neighboring country if there are no mechanisms put in place to detect them.
The training as a follow up to another one on airport screening techniques held at Police general head quarters three months ago.