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Matiangi, Macharia, Balala and Hersi pay a visit to JKIA Nairobi | Coastweek

Transport CS James Macharia, Internal Security CS Fred Matiang’i and their Tourism counterpart Najib Balala have announced the formation of a Cabinet committee involving officials from the three ministries to streamline operations at the JKIA with the next 100 days. On the ground The MD/CEO of Kenya Airports Authority Jonny Andersen and the General Manager Jimmy Kibati, Group MD and CEO Kenya Airways Sebastian Mikosz were at hand to take the team around the airport.

Matiangi, Macharia, Balala and Hersi pay a visit to JKIA Nairobi

Three Cabinet Secretaries and KTF Chairman made an impromptu visit to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport as Kenya gears up for direct flights to the United States and also do a quick fact finding trip.

Transport CS James Macharia, Internal Security CS Fred Matiang’i and their Tourism counterpart Najib Balala announced the formation of a Cabinet committee involving officials from the three ministries to streamline operations at the JKIA with the next 100 days.

The Transport CS said measures proposed by his two Cabinet colleagues will go a long way in ensuring that JKIA meets the required compliance standards needed for direct flights to the United States.

Macharia said the government is working round the clock to ensure gaps experienced in the management of the Kenya Airports authority are sealed as well as ensure agencies operating at the airport work together to improve services.

"We came here because this is a key strategic institution of government in terms of making this country a hub and making sure we are who we claim we are and improve services," said the Transport CS, Macharia.Dr Matiangi said his ministry will ensure that security at the airport is enhanced.

"We want to make sure there is order and that this place is secure.

"When you visit Kenya and you land in Nairobi, this is your first contact with Kenya and it must be worth the while of everyone who comes into the country," said Dr Matiang’i.

On his part Kenya Tourism Federation KTF Chairman Mohammed Hersi appreciated the visit by the high echelon of government ministers to streamline operations at the main hub of Jomo Kenyatta Interna-tional Airport.

"We believe JKIA has what it takes to grow Nairobi as a hub. KTF Chairman has also called on the government to double their efforts in supporting the national carrier Kenya Airways as they make progress to fly out of their current turbulence.

"We must ensure that JKIA ups its game to be able to deliver world class departure and arrival experience."

On the ground The MD/CEO of Kenya Airports Authority Jonny Andersen and the General Manager Jimmy Kibati, Group MD and CEO Kenya Airways Sebastian Mikosz were at hand to take the team around the airport.

           

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