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AAMA reiterates commitment to building competitive African Maritime Sector


Dr. Dakuku Peterside, Chairman of AAMA
The Chairman of the
Association of African Maritime Administrations (AAMA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has
reiterated the commitment of the African body to build a competitive maritime
sector in Africa through continuous engagements and sharing of ideas. 

The AAMA Chair who
spoke during the 3
rd session of the Executive Council (EXCO) of
the Association held at the Farah Hotel Casablanca, Morocco, disclosed that
there is the need for concerted efforts by the various maritime administrations
in Africa to be put in place to be able to compete favourably with its
counterparts in other continents.
The AAMA Chairman
who is also the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and
Safety Agency (NIMASA) noted that the choice of the various countries in the
EXCO was to ensure geographical spread, thereby making sure every region is
well represented.  
“Accordingly, he
said, “I beckon on you all to note that our primary aim of coming here is to
continue to uphold the tenets of the African Maritime Transport Charter (AMTC)
to improve among others, the capacity, capability and performance of Africa’s
Maritime Administrations and the maritime/shipping sector with great emphasis
on human resources development, technology and information sharing.”
He enjoined the
participants to make valuable contributions to the course of promoting the
African maritime administration, as this will help to achieve set goals for the
body in African.
“Let me assure you that,
we will not relent in our efforts to build competitive and vibrant maritime and
shipping sector and to give Africa a voice among comity of maritime nations as
Africa is our hope for sustainable growth,”
the AMAA Chair
Dr. Peterside also
expressed delight and optimism that the meeting would yield results and
profound way forward to actualizing the African Maritime Transport Charter
The AAMA Executive
Council is made up of representatives of Central Africa (Cameroun, Cape Verde),
West Africa (Cote D’Ivoire and Ghana), East Africa (Tanzania and Comoros),
Southern Africa (Mozambique and South Africa), North Africa (Egypt and Sudan)
and Uganda representing land-locked countries.
meeting had in attendance Executive Council members from Cape Verde, Ghana,
Tanzania, Comoros, Mozambique, South Africa, Egypt, Sudan, Uganda and
would be recalled that in 2017, Dr. Dakuku Peterside was elected as the
Chairman of AAMA during the 3rd conference of the body held in
In 2018,
Dr. Peterside was elected to continue his tenure as Chairman during the 4th
AAMA Conference in Egypt because of the visibility his leadership has given
AAMA globally. 
The 3rd
Session of EXCO will focus on several issues that will continue to drive AAMA’s
vision, ambition and strategy for the sustainable development of Africa’s
Maritime Domain.

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