This is a significant step for the future of air transport in Africa. The official signing ceremony to mark the country’s entry into the organization took place on March 30 in Kigali, paving the way for the Rwandan parliament to ratify the air navigation agency’s convention.
The agreement was signed by the president of its Committee of Ministers, Oumarou Malam Alma, and Ernest Nsabimana, the Rwandan Minister of Infrastructure.
This membership will allow Rwanda to benefit from ASECNA’s expertise, network, and technology in assisting with navigation and securing airspace.
This is also a move forward in the process of liberalizing the African sky and implementing the African Single Air Transport Market (MUTAA) by 2063, led by 18 countries, including Rwanda.
By joining ASECNA, Rwanda will become the first East African country to be part of the organization and will be able to benefit from its expertise in air navigation.
This is expected to improve the safety and efficiency of the management of Rwandan airspace, as well as facilitate trade and travel between ASECNA member countries.