PRESS RELEASE

Information relayed through social media suggests that Western airlines are planning to no longer provide their services to the Yaounde-Nsimalen International Airport, due of issues related to the security of this airport platform.

The Minister of Transport wishes to immediately reiterate that, following the security audit carried out by the International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO, in April 2018, Cameroonian airports have obtained satisfactory results, with a level of security estimated at 70.96%, higher than the world average of 65%. The Yaoundé-Nsimalen International Airport, for its part, presented a level of security superior to this over-all average.

Similarly following a consultation held at the Ministry of Transport on November 12, 2018, with Air France and Brussels Airlines, the latter congratulated the Government for the significant progress observed in the implementation of civil aviation security standards.

During the productive exchange, which made it possible to iron out some misunderstandings, the Minister of Transport made known that, in accordance with the National Civil Aviation Security Programme, promulgated by the President of the Republic, H.E Paul BIYA, Cameroon is resolutely committed to implementing the plan to modernize its airport infrastructure. A project which will be carried out in close collaboration with the various transport companies. An Ad-hoc follow-up Committee will ensure its implementation in synergy with measures to achieve an optimal level of security through the creation of one-stop security checkpoints.

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The Minister of Transport

NGALLE BIBEHE Jean Ernest Massina

Yaoundé November 12, 2018