Uganda Airlines CEO Ms. Jenifer Bamuturaki has been elected the President of the Africa Airlines Association (AFRAA) for 2023. She replaces Mr. Alioune Badara Fall the CEO of Air Senegal .
Bamuturaki was elected President at the 54th AFRAA Annual General Assembly held in Dakar, Senegal. Uganda will host the 55th AFRAA Annual General Assembly and Summit in November 202 3 and more that 500 delegates across the aviation industry in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and North America- are expected to attend.
Bamuturaki in her acceptance speech said she will work to eliminate bureaucracy and red tape that slows intra-Africa connectivity, creating pathways for increased partnerships and collaboration within the continent to reduce the fragility of start-up Airlines and support initiatives that promote sustainable operations of Airlines on the continent by taking bold steps to invest in research.
She also promised to advocate open skies through fully operationalisation of the Yamoussoukro declarations.
What the AFRAA President is expected to do
The President is expected to have the ability and willingness to effectively participate in all meetings and activities of the Association ; To enhance the exposure of the Association in areas where it is not well known; To enhance and strengthen the members’ identification and sense of belonging within the Association. Other roles include the mission to promote, serve African Airlines and champion Africa’s aviation industry.
AFRAA is Uganda Airlines Strategic partner in aviation cooperation, capacity building, data collection, partnerships, and research.
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