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Published On: Mon, May 9th, 2016

Somalia’s air space control back

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FINALLY ! And if now the United Nations could hand back the millions of dollars they received over the many years as fees into the right accounts and hands for the benefit of the Somali People, for which we have lobbied since years, finally a good end to this story could be noted.

The One Million Question is was Somaliland Government Consulted on the Issue ?

Somalia’s Ambassador to Kenya Gamal Mohamed Hassan on Sunday delivered the Somalia’s air space control equipment which has been under the UN control for the past two decades. The delivery of the equipment, Gamal said was a milestone for Somalia as it prepares to fully control its own airspace which has to date been under the International Civil Aviation Organisation, ICAO in Nairobi since the collapse of the central government in 1991.

“This consignment is a turning point for Somalia’s airspace. We can now control our own airspace which ICAO has had mandate over for the last two decades” said Gamal. The ambassador had told ICAO in February that Somalia was now ready to control its airspace. It was after the collapse of the central government in 1991 that the United Nations Development Program and the International Civil Aviation Organization established the Civil Aviation Caretaker Authority for Somalia (CACAS).

CACAS later changed name its name to Flight Information Services for Somalia (FISS) after its mandate expired in 2012 following the formation of the Federal Government in Somalia. Somalia airspace generates an average of $7 million annually.


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