Zanzibar Airport Authority gets equipment from the UK

Last weekend saw the handover of aviation security equipment and training materials for the Zanibar Airport Authority (ZAA) staff by the UK’s High Commissioner to the United Republic of Tanzania, Ms. Diana Melrose, at a ceremony attended by the island’s Minister for Information and Tourism, Said Ali Mbarouk, who was accompanied by the Deputy Minister for Communication and Infrastructure, Issa Haji Ussi.

ZAA’s Director General, Said Iddi, received the equipment which included walk-through scanners as well as hand-held scanners and appealed for greater assistance to train Zanzibari manpower in security operations over and above the security cooperation already in place.

Zanzibar, one of East Africa’s most magical tourism destinations, also known as the Spice Island, receives direct charter flights from key European airports as well as regularly-scheduled flights from within the region and also from Ethiopia, Oman, and South Africa.

ZAA was formed in August 2011 when the Zanzibari assembly passed two laws; for more information go to