By Frank Phiri, contributor:
Puma Energy Malawi Limited has said the country’s aviation sector has great potential for growth as a catalyst for national development.
Puma Energy Malawi Limited Managing Director Sipho Uaeca, was speaking on the sidelines of the sponsorship Puma made towards Malawi’s first-ever Aviation Career Fair and Air Show organised by Phantom Aviation in Lilongwe.
According to Uaeca, vast investment in the multi-beneficial aviation sector presents numerous opportunities that enable the growth of other sectors.
He further said by applying a holistic approach and good investment, the aviation sector has great potential to grow.
“The aviation sector is important in the country because it contributes significantly to various sectors such as tourism, energy, and transport. Malawi is a landlocked country where aviation plays a great role in the country’s economy.”
He said that the aviation career fair brought visibility of the sector to the kids, a development that motivates them to consider an aviation career path.
Uaeca added that the sponsorship resonates with Puma’s mission statement, which states ‘Energising Communities.’
“For many years, Puma has been an effective supplier of jet fuels in Malawi. It is interesting for us to witness the growth of the sector. The sponsorship augurs well with our mission, who seeks to add value to Malawian communities,” he added.
Phantom Aviation Chief Executive Officer Lusekelo Mwenefumbo said the event was aimed at bridging the knowledge divide around the aviation industry.
Mwenefumbo expressed satisfaction with the overwhelming attendance.
“This occasion presented a platform for people to appreciate the abilities of the aviation industry and what our air force is capable of doing. We are delighted with the attendance which shows that people of all ages have clear information about the aviation sector,” she said.
She hailed the working collaboration with various sponsors like Puma who made the air show and career fair to be very successful.
Kamuzu Academy student Michel Khanje who witnessed the events of the day said she is determined to pursue an aviation career.