Unveiling the Board yesterday as Chamwino State House in Dodoma, the Minister of State in the President’s Office (Public Service Management and Good Governance George Mkuchika called on the Board to ensure Tanzania has a strong airline to be able to compete with other airlines regionally and internationally by initiating and operating many domestic and international flights.
Mkuchika said beefing up air travel by revamping Air Tanzania Corporation Ltd (ATCL) is among implementations of the 2015 Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) Election Manifesto.
He called on TGFA and ATCL to work together by building among themselves capacity and management experience.
Mkuchika thanked President John Magufuli for giving weight to the TGFA supervision by appointing Chief Secretary Amb John W Kijazi to chair the TGFA Advisory Board.
Speaking after his appointment Amb John Kijazi thanked President Magufuli for having trust in him to lead the Board and pledged to implement all the directives from the Minister top enable TGFA implement its duties including strengthening ATCL to be competitive.
TGFA was officially established on May 17 2002 under Government Agencies Act (No 30 of 1997) as amended in 2009.
TGFA was originally under the Ministry for Works, transport and Communications but on April 23 2018 it was shifted to the Office of the President via Government Notice No 252 of June 8 2018.