The Council shall consist of selected members made up of Heads of Africa’s Maritime Administrations or their representatives. The General Assembly, taking into account an equitable geo-graphical distribution, shall elect the Members entitled to serve on the Council, provided that, of such Members, at least one of the REC’s recognized by the AU.

The Members shall be elected for a two years and may be re-elected. The Council shall meet at least once a year and shall determine the place of each meeting. The General Assembly shall elect the Chairman of the Council who is also the Chairman of the association of the General Assembly.

Functions of the Council:
a) To nominate the Secretary General to give effect to the decision and policies of the General Assembly;
b) To act as the executive organ of the General Assembly;
c) To perform any other functions entrusted to it by the General Assembly;
d) To advise the General Assembly on questions referred to it by that body on matters assigned to AAMA by conventions, agreements and regulations;
e) To submit advice or proposals to the General Assembly on its own initiative ;
f) To prepare the agenda of meetings of the General Assembly;
g) To submit to the General Assembly for consideration and approval of a general
program of work covering a period of two (2) years;
h) To study all questions within its competence;
i) To take emergency measures within the functions and financial resources of the
Organization to deal with events requiring immediate action.

Meeting First Meeting Held in Egypt September 2017
The Executive Committee took held its 1st Session at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) Abu Kir Campus Alexandria on 18-19th September 2017.

The Membership of the Executive Committee is comprised of representatives of Central Africa (Cameroun and Cape Verde), West Africa ( Ivory Coast and Ghana), East Africa (Tanzania and Comoros) Southern Africa (Mozambique and South Africa), North Africa (Egypt and Sudan), and Uganda representing land locked countries.

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), and Chairman of AAMA, Dr Dakuku Peterside, with the Chief Operating Officer of the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) and Head of AAMA Secretariat, Mr Sobantu Tilayi among others were in attendance and took to discuss a way forward for the development of the African maritime sector.

Resolutions:

English_AAMA Resolution for 1st SessionPDF
French_AAMA Resolution for 1st Session

Reports:
English_AAMA Report for 1st SessionPDF
French_AAMA Report for 1st Session

Key issues discussed and resolutions reached specific to the work of the Secretariat represented by SAMSA:

  1. Deliberation on Article 11 of the Constitution (Budget and Expenses) to be done
    by the Secretariat
  2. Report on the deposition of Instruments of Membership- to be done by Secretariat
  3. Co-Operation with other Bodies-through Courtesy call to African Maritime Advisory Group (AMAG) to be done by the Secretariat.
  4. The Committee resolved a survey be conducted by SAMSA
    (representing Southern Africa), developed into a position paper to be considered at the
    next session of EXCO before presentation to the General Assembly.
  5. The Committee noted the need for a Maritime Structure in the African Union Commission and resolved to set up
    a Committee to develop a position paper on this issue for deliberation at EXCO and General Assembly (SAMSA).
  6. Identification of Capacity Building Exercises for Member Nations according to their needs and Continental Capacity Building Initiatives to be done by the Secretariat in concert with member states of AAMA.
  7. Confirmation of arrangements of future meetings, to be done by Secretariat in concert with nominated Member States candidates.
  8. Maritime Celebrations, the Committee resolved that AAMA should formally enquire from the African Union Commission why the 2017 African Day of the Seas and Oceans was not celebrated considering the significance to be done by the Secretariat.
  9. 2018 Maritime Awards, the South African Maritime Safety Authority together with the Ghanaian Maritime Authority to draw up criteria for the award.
  10. The Secretariat to develop a detailed framework to be adapted to African Country needs and incorporate all areas of possible capacity building that may be required by Individual Maritime Administrations showing the impact of the regulation on the Country’s Maritime economy.
  11. SAMSA to develop and circulate a ship tonnage growth strategy to individual countries to share best practices.
  12. SAMSA to study the continental Cabotage regime under the AIMS 2050 to determine how Africa’s tonnage can be grown.
  13. The Abuja MoU on Port State Control for West and Central Africa Region and the South Africa Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) to produce a near coastal trading, certification and competency code taking into cognizance existing legislations.
  14. Secretariat to ensure Agenda and Concept notes for the 2nd Session of EXCO are
    circulated latest by early January 2018 to enable Members prepare adequately for the forthcoming Meeting.

Second Exco Meeting held in Kenya, February 2018 The second session of the Executive Committee of the Association of African Maritime Administrations (AAMA), held on the 6- 8 February 2018, at the Pride Inn Hotel, Mombasa.

The meeting was attended by the Heads of African Maritime Administrations from about 11 African countries, led by Director General Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency and Chairman of AAMA, Dr Dakuku Peterside. The meeting was gathered in order to address the common interests in Africa’s maritime sector.

Resolutions:
EN_AAMA RESOLUTION_2ND_EXCO
FR_AAMA RESOLUTION_2ND_EXCO

Reports:
EN_AAMA REPORT_2ND_EXCO
FR_AAMA REPORT_2ND_EXCO

Key issues discussed and resolutions reached:

  1. Further engagement is needed between AAMA and the African Maritime Advisory Group (AMAG) on the provision of data on illegal migration, to be taken up by the Secretariat and Chairman.
  2. Re-emphasises on the importance that all member States of AAMA deposit their instruments of membership to AAMA to the Secretariat as soon as possible. The Secretariat committed to communicate this to the member states.
  3. Establishment of a maritime department within the African Union Commission.
  4. Define the role of AAMA in the implementation of the African Integrated Maritime
    Strategy (AIMS 2050).
  5. Preparation for the 2018 Maritime Awards in Africa to commence.
  6. The establishment of a continental Cabotage regime under the AIMS 2050.
  7. Establishment of a database of Ship Registries in Africa.
  8. The AAMA work plan, lead by the office of the Chairman and the office of the
    Secretariat.
  9. The framework for monitoring and controlling fishing activities.
  10. Near Coastal Trading, Certification and Competency Code to foster economic cooperation among AAMA members
  11. Prevention of marine pollution and implementation of the 2016 Lomé Charter to
    strengthen inter-agency and transitional coordination and cooperation in maritime domain awareness
  12. Fight against all forms of maritime crimes and the promotion of economic growth of Africa.

Supporting Document:
OPENING REMARK OF CHAIRMAN AAMA
WELCOME ADDRESS BY KMA

The third Executive Council Meeting, was held in Casablanca, Morocco, from 17th-18th April 2019 under the host-ship of the Merchant Du Marine Directorate, Morocco. The Chairman of AAMA/Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside presided over the Executive Council meeting. 

Key Issues discussed and resolutions reached at the 3rd Executive meeting:

  1. Administrative matters, which included reporting on Credentials and the adoption of the Report of the 2nd Session of AAMA Executive Council;
  2. Presentation of frame work implementation of Article II of AAMA Constitution (Budget and Expenses);
  3. Update on Proposed Courtesy Visit to African Union Commission (AUC);
  4. The role of AAMA in the Implementation of Africa Integrated Maritime Strategy 2050 (AIMS 2050);
  5. Update on Proposed Courtesy Visit to African Union Commission (AUC);
  6. The role of AAMA in the Implementation of Africa Integrated Maritime Strategy 2050 (AIMS 2050);
  7. Issue of Maritime Trade and Economy;
  8. The Actionable Areas for Implementation of 2016 Lomé Charter;
  9. Maritime Education and Certification;
  10. Country’s update on ratification, Domestication and Implementation of relevant IMO instruments;
  11. Report on the 4th AAMA Conference held in September, 2018 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt;
  12. Preparations for 2019 IMO Council elections (Building Support to increase Africa’s membership);
  13. Report of AAMA’s participation at the Global Blue Economy Conference held in Nairobi Kenya in November, 2018.

Report and Resolution:

EN_AAMA Resolutions 3RD EXCO
EN_AAMA Report 3RD EXCO

FR_AAMA Resolutions 3RD EXCO
FR_AAMA Report 3RD EXCO

CHAIR
Nigeria

Chairman: Dr Dakuku Peterside
Address: Director General/CEO,
Nimasa,
4 Burma Road,
Apapa,
Lagos,
Nigeria,

E-mail address:aama@nimasa.gov.za

SOUTH AFRICA

Head Secretariat:Mr Sobantu Tilayi
Address:

General Counsel,
South African Maritime Safety Authority(SAMSA),
146 Lunnon Rd,
Hatfield, Pretoria,
Republic of South Africa,
0083

Telephone Number:+27 12 366 2600
E-mail address:aamasecretariat@africanmarads.com
Address:Officer-In-Charge/Policy Officer,
The Liberian Permanent Mission to the
International Maritime Organization
London,
United Kingdom
Mobile Number:+44-7741-730815
E-mail address: hconway@liberianpm.org.uk
Address:

Director,
The Mozambican National Maritime Authority(INAMAR),
Maritime and Safety Administration,
Mozambique

E-mail address:andelamtc@gmail.com

 

AAMA Chairman
Nigeria

Director-General
Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency(NIMASA)
Maritime House, 4, Burma Road, Apapa
P.M.B. 12861, G.P.O Marina, Lagos, Nigeria


Region

 

 

Country Representation

Names/Address  

Central Africa

  1.  
  1.  

Cameroun

Directeur des Afraires Maritimes
Et des Voies Navigables
Yaounde, Cameroun

 

 

  1.  
  1.  

Cape Verde

The Director-General
Cape Verde Maritime Administration,
Cape Verde

 

West Africa

  1.  
  1.  

Cote D’ivore

Directeur General,
Des Affaires Maritimes et Portuaires
BP V67 Abidjan
Cote D’Ivoire

 

 

  1.  
  1.  

Ghana

The Director General
Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA)
No. E354/3, 3 rd Avenue, East Bridge
Ministries Post Office, PMB 34, Accra,
Ghana

 

East Africa

  1.  
  1.  

Tanzania

The Director- General
Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority
Mwasiliana House
Al-Hassa Mwinyi Road/Nkomo Street
Box 3093, Dares Salaam
Tanzania

 

 

  1.  
  1.  

Comoros

The Director of Marine Transport
Ministry of Transport
comoros

 

Southern Africa

  1.  
  1.  

Mozambique

The Director-General
National Maritime Authority (INAMAR)
Marques Pombal Street, No. 297
P.O. Box 324
Maputo, Mozambique

 

 

  1.  
  1.  

South Africa

The Ag. Director General / CEO
South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA)
146 Lunnon Road
Cnr Jan Shoba & Lunnon Road
Hillcrest 0183, Pretoria
South Africa

 

North Africa

  1.  
  1.  

Egypt

The Chairman
Egyptian Authority for Maritime Safety (EAMS)
1,Bob Gomrok
Alexandria
Egypt

 
  1.  
  1.  

Sudan

The Director
Maritime Administration Directorate
Port
P.O. Box 521, Sudan

Land Locked

  1.  
  1.  

Uganda

Head, Interim Maritime Administration
Ministry of Works and Transport
Department of Transportation Regulation
P.O. Box 10
Entebbe, Uganda