Tuesday, 25 August 2015


The late Eng. Lambert Ndiwaita

The Ministerial Advisory Board (MAB), Management and Staff of Tanzania Airports Authority (TAA) regret to announce the untimely death of the TAA Board Chairman, Eng. Lambert W. Ndiwaita who passed away at Nairobi Hospital, Kenya on 20th August, 2015. He will be buried at his home village in Bukoba on 25th August, 2015.

Eng. Lambert Ndiwaita (64) was one the prominent aviation experts who contributed significantly in the development of aviation industry. He started his carrier in 1971 when he joined the then Ministry of Works as an Assistant Executive Engineer and later rose to the position of Chief Engineer for Roads and Aerodromes. In 1993, he worked as an expatriate with the Department of Civil Aviation in Botswana where he assisted in the establishment of an Aerodrome Maintenance section. Later, in 1994 he joined the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) as Technical Officer (later Regional Officer) for Aerodromes & Ground Aids (AGA) at the ICAO's, Eastern & Southern Africa Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya until his retirement in 2014 . While at ICAO regional office, his main duties were to insure uniform implementation of ICAO Standards and recommended practice in the fields of Aerodromes and Ground Aids in 23 States accredited to the ESAF Regional Office. He was also responsible for the uniform implementation of the International Civil Aviation Security Standards and for coordinating technical cooperation activities to assist States with difficulties in standards implementation.

Eng. Lambert Ndiwaita pursued his Civil Engineering undergraduate training at the University of Nairobi where he obtained his Bachelor of Science. In 1978, he pursued Postgraduate studies of Master of Science in Civil Engineering at the University of California, Berkley, USA where he specialized in Aerodrome Engineering & Maintenance after which he returned to serve in the then Ministry of Works'; Roads & Aerodromes Department.

He will be remembered for his dedication and expertise in the development of aviation sector especially in upgrading and expansion of Mwanza, Tabora, Kigoma, Songwe, Mafia, Mpanda, Bukoba and Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA).

May the Almighty God Rest his Soul In Peace. Amen.

24th AUGUST, 2015

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