Civil Aviation Authority urged to prioritize safety, efficiency in operations


The Tourism Council of Zambia (TCZ) has urged the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to prioritise safety, efficiency and sustainable growth in its operation.

TCZ Executive Director, Victor Inambwae, said Zambia’s tourism sector heavily relied on a robust and efficient aviation system to attract both domestic and international tourists.

He implored CAA Director General Captain, Derek Luembe, to continue to prioritize safety, efficiency, and sustainable growth in the operations of the authority.

Inambwae said this in a statement issued in Lusaka on Thursday.

He expreseed confidence that the leadership of Luembe would contribute significantly to the growth and advancement of civil aviation in Zambia.

“TCZ is confident that under Luembe’s guidance, the Authority will further enhance its contributions to the sector and positively impact tourism in Zambia,” Inambwae stated.

He said the Council recognized the critical role played by the CAA in the development and regulation of Zambia’s civil aviation sector.

Inambwae stated that with this in mind, TCZ believed that the appointment of Luembe was a well-deserved recognition of his expertise and experience in the industry.

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“As the TCZ, we are committed to fostering collaboration with the Ministry of Transport and Logistics and the CAA,” he indicated.

Inambwae believed that through cooperation and synergy, TCZ and CAA can collectively ensure the highest standards of professionalism and positive outcomes in Zambia’s civil aviation sector.

“In the same vein,TCZ looks forward to the appointment of a substantive Chief Executive Officer for the Zambia Airports Corporation Limited,” the TCZ Executive Director stated.

He said TCZ remained dedicated to working alongside the Ministry of Transport and Logistics and the CAA to position Zambia as a top tourism destination.

“TCZ looks forward to a continued fruitful partnership with the Ministry of Transport and Logistics and the CAA, and we extend our heartfelt congratulations once again to Capt. Luembe on his appointment as Director General of the Authority,” Inambwae stated.

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