SLCAA Hosts LCAA and RIA Delegation on Technical Assistance Mission

The Sierra Leone Civil Aviation Authority (SLCAA) will provide a five-day (24th – 28th May 2021) Technical Assistance on Aviation Security and Facilitation to the Liberia Civil Aviation Authority and the Roberts International Airport (RIA) respectively.

The objective of the mission is to provide technical assistance to the Liberian Civil Aviation Authorities in a bid to enhance their levels of effective implementation in both areas of establishment and implementation of Annex 17 Aviation Security and 9 Facilitation ahead of their planned document-based Universal Security Audit Programme (USAP) – Continuous Monitoring Approach (CMA) in August 2021.

Nuah E. Padmore, Head of the Liberian Delegation, on behalf of the Liberian CAA, thanked the SLCAA for the show of leadership within the Mano River Union in providing Technical Assistance Mission on Aviation Security and Facilitation.

“Sierra Leone has shown a high spirit of collaboration both within the Banjul Accord Group (BAG) and the Mano River Union (MRU). We hope so much to reciprocate same in future and we will emulate this excellent example,” he ended.

The Director-General of SLCAA, Moses Tiffa Baio, on behalf of the Government and the people of Sierra Leone welcomed the delegation and expressed gratitude to Liberia Civil Aviation for choosing the SLCAA to provide Technical Assistance on Aviation Security and Facilitation.

“We are grateful for the fact that you would have chosen another West Africa country to provide you this assistance, but you choose Sierra Leone. This speaks a lot about what we have done and our relationship with our sister countries,” DG Baio said.

DG Baio further re-echoed the spirit of the “No Country Left Behind” initiative which ICAO has been supporting both at the regional level and state level to assist States to effectively implement ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and policies.