Ethiopia’s Tefera Mekonen Becomes New Secretary General of African Civil Aviation Commission

Addis Ababa December 04/2018 African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) elected Tefera Mokenen as Secretary General. Tefera Mekonen was former director general of Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority.

The Commission elected Tefera, who competed representing East Africa, in its 29th extraordinary session held in Zambia.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that during his campaign, it has utilized all diplomatic options to secure the necessary supports from African countries using the 11th African Union Extraordinary Summit that convened in Addis Ababa.

In connection to his election, Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu extended gratitude to the African countries for their unreserved support.

Workneh said that Tefera’s election as the new Secretary General of AFCAC would be a great opportunity for Ethiopia in advancing Africa’s interests in the area in global platforms.

Tefera Mekonnen, who has a 36 years expertise in the sector joined AFCAC as transport director in October 2015.

As the new Secretary General, he will replace Iyabo Sosina, a Nigerian aviation guru, who led the commission since 2012.