RFIR GETS NEW MANAGEMENT TEAM

L-R Sierral Leone's Ministers of Transport  of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia at the Ministerial Council Meeting of the RFIR
L-R Sierral Leone's Ministers of Transport of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia at the Ministerial Council Meeting of the RFIR
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  • Minister Bush Expresses Satisfaction


Friday, June 24, 2016: The Roberts Flight Information Region (RFIR) has inducted its new management team into office


Addressing the Ministerial Council Meeting of the Roberts Flight Information Region (RFIR) on Friday, June, 24, 2016 at a colorful ceremony marking the official induction of the new management team at the RFIR Headquarters at the Roberts International Airport in Margibi County, Liberia’s Transport Minister, Angela Cassell Bush expressed great joy for the occasion which she said was the first step of an important beginning as member states endeavor to work and strengthen the RFIR. Minister Cassell Bush extolled the courage, of her colleagues as well as heads of member states of the regional organization for their openness to engage with Liberia to amicably resolve relevant issues that were affecting the RFIR.


On behalf of President Sirleaf, the Transport Boss welcomed friends and families to what she called       “another historic moment” in the history of the RFIR. She said the occasion marks fulfillment of Article III of the Aeronautical Accord of 1975 which requires the rotation of the position of Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General for Technical Affairs between the Republics of Sierra Leone and Guinea every three years while the position of Deputy Secretary General for Administration is held permanently by the Republic of Liberia.


Concluding, Minister Cassell Bush congratulated the new management team for its preferment and expressed the hope that the new Secretary General will work to achieve the RFIR’s agenda, given the proven track record in setting and maintaining high standards over the years. She called for collective assistance and cooperation to the new team in carrying out its work.
In remarks, the Minister of Transport and Aviation of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Honorable Balongo Koroma lauded the efforts leading to the amicable resolution of issues and subsequent nomination and acceptance of the new Secretary General of RFIR, Mr. Badara Alieu Tarawaley.


For his part, the Guinean Minister of Transport and Aviation and Current Chairman of the Ministerial Council of the Roberts Flight Information Region, Honorable Oye Guilavogui, expressed happiness for the tolerance and maturity demonstrated by all sides in the regional body which led to the peaceful settlement of the relevant issues. He said this truly shows that the organization is on a rightful course. He also congratulated the new management team for its preference.


Those inducted are: Honorable Badara Alieu Tarawaley of Sierra Leone, Secretary General and Mr. Mohamed Soumah of Guinea as Deputy Secretary General for Technical Affairs. Prior to his nomination, Mr. Tarawaley served the organization as Deputy Secretary General for Technical Affairs for well over five years.


Meanwhile, Mr. Mamady Kaba, the Outgoing Secretary General of RFIR returns to Guinea as the new Director General of Civil Aviation of that country.


The occation was attended by members of the Technical Committed of the RFIR, Director General of Civil Aviation of member states, the Deputy Ministers of Administration and Land & Rail, of the Ministry of Transport respectively, Honorables Bushuben M. Keita and Juanita T. Bropleh, the Press, among others.