Dec 24, 2008, 3:40 AM
Mr Malick Cham, commonly known as Njok Cham has been reinstated with immediate effect as acting Managing Director of the Gambia Civil Aviation Authority, official sources said.
This development comes in the wake of the recent sacking of Mr Fansu Bojang, former Managing Director of the Gambia Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and Herbert Jow, former Director of Finance.
Mr, Cham, an aviation consultant by profession has pursued many aviation courses such as Electronics and Telecommunication engineering, Computer Technology, and Air Transport Operations in the United Kingdom and the United States of America. He also attended the British Civil Aviation Training and earned lot of certificates on Aviation courses overseas.
Mr Cham, who started his career in 1974 as telecommunications cadet, was appointed in 1991 as the Managing Director of the Gambia Civil Aviation Authority, a position he served till 1994. From 2001 to 2003, he was again appointed as Director General (on contract basis) of the Gambia Civil Aviation Authority.
From 2003 to 2005, he was General Manager and consultant, West Coast Airways and from 2005 to 2008, he became a consultant for some travel agencies.
Prior to his new appointment, Mr Cham was General Manager, Atlantic Express Airways, a position he occupied since 2008. Njok has a wide experience in Civil Aviation matters and many believe that he could meet the challenges facing the institution.
He replaces Mr Paul Bass, who was overseeing the position as acting Managing Director since the removal of Mr Fansu Bojang.