The Namibia Airports Company (NAC) recently hosted a one-week computer-based training at the Namibia Institute of Public Administration (Nipam) in Windhoek for Namibian Police personnel deployed at Hosea Kutako International Airport and Eros Airport. The training, that ran from 19 to 23 October 2020, for 50 police members attached to Aviation Security (AVSEC) at the two airports, took place in line with the provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the NAC and the Namibian Police Force in 2018 as well as on recommendation from the Namibia Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) following their audit in February 2020.
NAC’s certified aviation security instructors, Calista Goabas, Elizabeth Tobias, Bevan Malumbwa, Josef Muremi and Pinehas Ndengu facilitated and conducted the workshop. “This training is aimed at equipping our frontline officers with the necessary techniques on detecting and handling of dangerous goods during security screening and I’m confident that, going forward, we can only get better at keeping our airport environment safe at all times. These are mandatory workshops to update and introduce our officers to the standard ways of screening,” stated NAC CEO Bisey /Uirab.
Passengers and their carry-on baggage are screened to ensure prohibited items such as knives, firearms, incendiary devices, weapons, dangerous goods, explosives, and other dangerous items are not carried onto the aircraft. Screening on international flights also ensures passengers do not take more than the allowed quantity of powders, liquids, aerosols and gels (PLAGs) into the aircraft.