Rwanda Cops Equipped With Key Airport Security Training


this geneva; font-size: small;”>The civil aviation training is conducted by Rwanda National Police in conjunction with which Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA).

The training which is the first of its kind is focused at enabling airport unit officers to acquire knowledge in screening and searching of passengers and baggage, a feat which will contribute to the improvement of security at Kigali International Airport.

During the sixteen-day training, participants will be educated on the different restricted articles including weapons, explosives as well as incendiary devices.

Standing in for the Director General of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to officiate at opening ceremony, Col Silas Udahemuka, said that the purpose of the training was to equip airport unit officers with the necessary skills and knowledge that will enable them to professionally perform their duties.

He urged participants to take the course seriously adding that the skills and knowledge which will be acquired will significantly contribute to sustainable maintenance of security at the airport.

Julius Kambabwa, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) certified instructor, said that it is paramount that airport unit officers understand the possible airport threats and how to handle them.

ICAO is a specialized agency of the United Nations which promotes the safe and orderly development of international civil aviation throughout the world.

It sets standards and regulations necessary for aviation safety and security, as well as aviation environmental protection.

Currently ICAO brings together 191 member States including Rwanda of which all are signatories of the Chicago convention.


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