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Akagera in deal with Nexus for Rwanda’s first aviation academy

Posted 5 July 2019 · Add Comment

Akagera Aviation and Nexus, a Saudi Arabian aviation training company, have signed a joint venture agreement that will upgrade Akagera’s aviation training wing to a fully-fledged academy that will operate under the name Nexus Training Academy.

 

Claver Gatete, the minister for infrastructure, said: “We are enthusiastic to attract such investments and we have high expectations from this new Nexus Training Academy. This investment fully aligns with the National Transport Policy with a plan to establish an Aviation Centre of Excellence for the development of the skills needed to support the growth of the aviation sector in Rwanda.”

He added: “This signing will not only ensure sustainable growth of the aviation, but will also offer valuable employment opportunities to Rwandans.”

Patrick Nkulikiyimfura, the managing director of Akagera Aviation, said: “Our mandate as part of the ATL Group of companies is to rapidly reduce the skills gap in the industry and put the country on a highly visible map in aviation development. We truly believe that an informed perspective and synergy among aviation stakeholders are very important in order to succeed in emerging future roles and create economies of scale.”

Akagera Aviation will have a 40 per cent stake and Nexus 60 per cent in the academy.

Patrick Nkulikiyimfura, the managing director of Akagera Aviation

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