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BATCA Hosts AGM in Francistown

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Saturday 26 March 2022: Chief Executive Officer of CAAB, Dr Bao Mosinyi, speaking at the Botswana Air Traffic Controllers Association (BATCA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) last weekend said engagement with institutions like Human Resource Development Council (HDRC) have started to have Air Traffic Controllers (ATC) training funded by Government as one of the mainstream courses. ATC is a specialized field that requires special training. Currently, CAAB trains ATCOs outside Botswana.

Dr Mosinyi’s remark was one of the highlighted issues in his opening speech at the BATCA AGM,  hosted in Francistown. The meeting included presentations from Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU) and BATCA membership which discussed a catalogue of issues among others, the improvement of the effectiveness of Air Traffic Control in the country.

Earlier on the day, BATCA, the CEO and the PG Matante International Airport Manager, Gilbert Makgetho visited the Francistown SOS Orphanage village to educate and spark an interest in the children residing at the village about the field of Air Traffic Control as a future career. Dr Mosinyi offered the young ones an opportunity to visit the Air Traffic Control tower at PG Matante Airport.