The Jubbaland government has accused Somalia’s federal government of mismanaging airports in the federally-controlled Gedo region.
A statement from the State Ministry of Civil Aviation and Airports on Thursday said the federal government had neglected the safety of airports under its control, leading to an increase in plane crashes.
The Jubbaland Ministry of Civil Aviation has called on the federal government to return control of the airport to regional authorities to protect the safety and security of the Somali people.
The statement came a day after a WFP cargo plane crashed at Dholow Airport during landing. Pictures of the Transall C-160 transport plane, which took off from Somalia’s capital, showed the plan on fire on the tarmac.