Namibia Airports Company
Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +264 61 2955105
Airport Security prioritized by Namibia Airports Company, Namibia Civil Aviation Authority and the Namibian Police
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
21st February 2018
When security measures are effective and efficient, traveller confidence and satisfaction increases and with that,
additional revenues for airlines and airports would generate. The Namibia Airports Company (NAC), the Namibia Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the Namibia Police (Nampol) are committed to improving the security at Namibia’s airports through a collective effort by monitoring, inspection, screening, searching of passengers and baggage in accordance with the prescribed international standards as well as the assessment of security personnel job performances.
These are the sentiments expressed on Wednesday during the closing of the Airport Security Supervisors Course held at Eros Airport from the 12th February to the 21st February 2018 and facilitated by Aviation Security Expert from the International Civil Aviation organization (ICAO), Mr. Victor Mbithi and other officials from the Namibia Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
This eight-day course is designed to ensure that relevant personnel at airports can supervise and monitor the implementation of aviation security preventive measures through the application of the relevant competencies required for security supervisors.
Participants of this course will be prepared to plan, coordinate and conduct quality control measures utilizing Annex 17 and ICAO methodology in accordance with approved programs and by the end of the training, participants will be able to:
Supervise security personnel at the Airport
Stay current with international security standards and best practices
Ensure Operational Effectiveness of Equipment
Implement the Security Unit Rostering
Deploy and Assign Security Personnel
Major-General Desiderius Shilunga of the Namibian Police called on course participants that included members of the Namibian Police, Namibia Airports Company (NAC) and the NCAA officials to cooperate to enhance security at Namibia’s airports.
“You must be able to work as a team. Make sure of all movements at the airport and make visible changes from here onwards. We need to have a culture of coordination and shared responsibility”, Shilunga charged.
Course Chief facilitator Mbithi called on participants to vigorously impact what they have learned during the 8 days of the course. “We expect tangible changes from you and that you share and practice your knowledge acquired. You have realized that aviation security is not easy and you always need to be on your toes. Real commitment and dedication is what is needed and you have that in you, just unleash it and maintain the gates of Namibia”.
Altogether, 25 participants from the three agencies attended the course, there will be a further three training sessions over the month of March and April for the remaining staff that need to be trained.
For more information kindly contact the Namibia Airports Company communications department on 061- 295 5105.