TWENTY-FIVE Zambia Airways cabin crew members have graduated from the Ethiopian Airline Aviation Academy.
The government, through the Industrial Development Corporation, sent the cabin crew for training following the establishment of the national carrier, Zambia Airways.
Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia Emmanuel Mwamba said it was envisaged that the trained 25 graduates would fully apply their expertise and experience gained during the intense 3-months training.
He said the training would also contribute to achieving the African Union agenda 2063 aspirations that seek to improve the aviation sector on the continent.
Ambassador Mwamba said with the coming of the African Continental Free Trade Area, it was expected that intra-Africa trade would expand and air transport would be one of the most efficient means for transportation of goods and services.
He said the airline would boost both tourism and trade as Zambia would have an opportunity to manufacture goods and transport them without challenges across the continent.
Ambassador Mwamba said Africa and Zambia in particular had the capacity to increase her share of the market in the aviation industry.
Mwamba said this in a speech read for him by the Charge’d’ Affaires, John Chisanga.
The Industrial Development Cooperation was represented at the graduation by the human resource and administration manager, Lizzie Mukwasa.
And Ethiopian Aviation Academy managing director Solomon Kebere said Ethiopia Aviation Academy continues to be one of the leading training aviation academies in the world.
He said the academy was pleased to partner with the Zambian government in training its cabin crew members and was looking forward to more partnerships with Zambia Airways.
Out of the 25 students that have graduated, Endson Kayombo emerged as the best student, according to a statement issued by Inutu Mwanza, first secretary press and tourism at Zambias embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.