By HELEN TARAWA
The National Executive Council has appointed Hubert Namani as the new chief commissioner to the PNG Accidents and Investigations Commission (PNGAIC).
Minister for Civil Aviation Davis Steven made the announcement last Friday saying that it was an important obligation for the Government to ensure that PNGAIC was functional and always supported.
“The Government is responsible for managing the civil aviation sector within the framework of the governing law which is the Civil Aviation Act and the international expectations earmarked and prescribed for us,” Steven said.
“It involves making sure that the AIC is fully fledged in terms of its leadership which is the commission and in the recent past we have had a vacancy which arose as a result of the resignation of Nemo Yalo, the chief commissioner appointed by government.
“I’m overwhelmed by the interest that has been expressed both from within and outside PNG.
“That encourages me as minister responsible for civil aviation that our aviation sector is beginning to attract good people to take responsibility of leadership in this sector.”
Namani thanked the minister and the Government for the confidence in appointing him as the chief commissioner of PNGAIC.
“For me it’s a privilege to be given this opportunity to work with some of the most experienced aviators in PNG under the management of Captain (David) Inau. The AIC is set up as a corporate personality to operate as a corporate entity and for me I’ll be bringing youth into this organisation to make sure that we perform up to best practices and standards in the world.”
By HELEN TARAWA