Nomination of ARCCLA’s Board of DirectorsAristóteles Jose
The Regulatory Agency for the Certification of Cargo and Logistics of Angola (ARCCLA), in office from 12 February 2021, will focus essentially on boosting the implementation of the country’s logistics platform network, with a view to making this activity more organized and competitive.
According to the chairman of the Board of Directors of this newly created body, Catarino Fontes Pereira, ARCCLA is aligned with the National Development Plan (PDN), with the fundamental mission of boosting the country’s logistics network, focused on regulation, inspection and in supervising the activity.
To this end, this body, created on 21 December 2020 and whose members took office today, has the support of different ministerial departments and economic operators, to find the best way to boost the national logistics activity.
After being sworn in by the Minister of Transport, Ricardo D`Abreu, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of ARCCLA stressed that it arises as a result of ongoing State reforms, particularly the extinction of the National Council of Chargers (CNC) and the Corridor of the Lobito.
“The big difference between the Regulatory Agency for Cargo and Logistics Certification and the extinct CNC, lies in the fact that the current one has regulatory power, an assignment that the CNC did not have, in addition to being an inspection body for logistical activity throughout the country. ”, He highlighted.
According to Catarino Fontes Pereira, ARCCLA, within the scope of its competences, should focus on the regulation and supervision of all logistical activities, related matters and freight traffic operations by sea, land and air.
On the other hand, continues the leader, his management will pay particular attention to the human factor, creating conditions for technicians to be able to do their best at the center of the responsibilities incumbent on them.
For his part, the Minister of Transport, Ricardo de D`Abreu, appealed to the newly appointed officials, a sense of responsibility, especially in the aspect of regulation and supervision of transport as well as cargo certification in Angola, taking into account the high expectations around of this new institution.
In today’s ceremony, Catarino Fontes Pereira (as PCA) and Bernardino Simão Francisco (administrator for Administration and Finance) took over the Board of Directors of the Cargo and Logistics Regulatory Agency of Angola (ARCCLA).
Likewise, Emanuel Molares D´Abril, in the position of administrator for the Technical and Operations Area; Evandra de Jesus Martins, for the Legal and Regulation Area; and Maria de Lourdes Bravo, as administrator for Trade and Dynamization of Logistics Platforms.