The 23rd Session of the AFCAC Plenary was held in Accra, Ghana from 2 - 5 April 2013. The meeting was presided over by the Bureau of AFCAC led by its President, Mr. Mahamat Saleh Douga, Director General Civil Aviation of Chad.
The meeting was declared open by the Hon. Minister of Transport of the Republic of Ghana, Mrs Dzifa Aku Attivor who gave an opening address urging the Plenary to make a frank and realistic assessment of the state of aviation in Africa and come out with equally realistic and practical solutions for most of the major challenges confronting the Aviation Industry.
The Director General of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, Air Cdre Kwameh Mamphey who took over as the new AFCAC President for the next triennium after the Plenary, also welcomed participants to Ghana and wished all delegates fruitful deliberations and a pleasant stay in Accra.
These following distinguished guests also made speeches during the Plenary:
· AU Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy Representative
· ICAO President
· AFRAA Secretary General
· The President of ACAC
· The President of ECAC
· LACAC Representative
The Plenary Session was attended by delegates from: Thirty Six (36) African States namely, Angola, Algeria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
Twenty Seven (27) International and Regional Organizations attended the Plenary as follows: AUC, ACAC, AFRAA, BAGASOO, CANSO, COMESA-EAC-SADC, EAC CASSOA, ECTAR, COSCAP-UEMOA, US-DOT, ECAC, ECOWAS, Egypt Air, EU, FAA, IATA, ICAO, LACAC, UEMOA, St@ur service inc, TSA, GCAA,CRASAC-France, Ghana Airports.
Eleven (11) non-African States which attended the Plenary were: Canada, China, Dominican Republic, France, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Venezuela.