The remarks were here given by the Works and Transport Minister Dr Leonard Chamuriho in his speech read on his behalf by his Deputy, Eng Godfrey Kasekenya at the launching of the first sitting of the Second ATCL Workers Council.
Dr Chamuriho cited the objectives as including the purchase of three aircraft - a Bombardier and two Airbus whose purchase was going according to plan.
He said the tender for the purchase of five more planes including a cargo plane is expected to be finalised at the end of FY 2020/21.
He said the government will go on in empowering ATCL to enable it contribute more to the country’s economic growth and realizing of its industrial policy.
He also said the government will continue to deal with ATCL debts that continue to affect its performance.
“I hail the ATCL management and the entire company for the great achievements attained so far,” the Minister said.
Dr Chamuriho also called on the ATCL management under the Council to make the right timely decisions at all levels keeping in mind of market conditions.
For his part, the Council Chairman, Eng Ladislaus Matindi said the Council dwelt in discussing the company’s operations for the period January to June 2020 and Budget priorities for FY 2021 – 2022.
Eng Matindi, who is also ATCL Managing director said another issue discussed was the responsibilities of the Members of the workers Council and the effects of Covid-19 effects in ATCL operations.