The Guardian 26 November "Precisionair Ground Handling Services Limited, a ground handling company, has since its inception on November 1 handled 16,009 passengers at Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) and 4,846 at Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA), bringing to end the monopoly enjoyed by Swissport Company for many years according to the formers General Manager, Elias Moshi. Moshi was speaking in an exclusively interview with The Guardian at JNIA on Tuesday whereby he lamented on Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA), the regulating body, for subjecting the market to many conditionalities." Chereko Comments: Nilimsindikiza mgeni wangu JNIA, akienda Arusha. Masaa machache baadae akanipigia simu ametua Mwanza eti walikosea wakampandisha ndege ya Mwanza, walikua abiria wanne kama yeye! Elias Moshi angesema wamehudumia abiria 20,000 kwa matatizo mbona haya hakusema? Kama Kweli? Civil Aviation Authority ni mojawapo ya taasisi bomba sana zinazofuata taratibu haikuogopa kusimamisha Air Tanzania wakati hawakutimiza masharti ya usalama. Uamuzi wao umezingatia mambo mengi muhimu Bravo TCAA! TCAA hawakubali hongo wanafuata uwazi, haki na ukweli JK ampe tuzo Mkuu wa Mamlaka hiyo. It is a proven trend worldwide for an airline to provide ground handling at its hub, not only to its fleet, but also to airlines in order for travelers to enjoy competitive service rates. Moreover, we are limited to providing ground handling even to our own partner, Kenya Airways, said Moshi. He said the regulators decision to limit the number of companies operating in any given airport was not in good taste with free market rules and tenets and in particular the common market rules." Chereko comments: Hapo sijui sana lakini tunategemea hub iwe ya shirika la Taifa yaani kama Air Tanzania kama ilivyo Kenya Airways Nairobi lakini sio Kenya Airways kupitia Precision Handling Company nao kuweka kihub chao Tanzania. Serikali ilione hili la sivyo iiwezeshe Air Tanzania nayo iweke kihub chake Nairobi halafu ngoma droo Elias anazungumzia kampuni mbili tofauti Precision Handling Company na Precisioair services Ltd. Kama kampuni inayojitegemea na imepewa kutoa huduma daraja la III basi haitakiwi kutoa huduma JNIA inawezekana TCAA haijaliona hili na walione basi na kuweka msimamo - Precisionair wajitolee huduma, precision handling company waende mikoani Precisionair hawana hadhi ya kutoa huduma hiyo JNIA na KIA kwani hata vifaa hawana bado wanasaidiwa na Swissport. Bila ya Swissport wasingefua dafu. "Citing the case of neighbouring Kenya, he said there were more than five companies doing ground handling in any of the countrys big airports. Chereko comments TCAA ilifanya uchambuzi yakinifu ikihusisha wataalam mbalimbali pamoja na wadau wote pamoja na Precionair na mapendekezo ya Tanzania ndiyo hayo kulingana na uwingi wa ndege zinazotua na ukubwa wa viwanja - JNIA na JKIA ni vitu viwili tofauti kwa mapana marefu sana "He dismissed as unfounded the regulators concept that the company was inexperienced in the handling of other fleets saying PrecisionAir is a key player in the industry for the last 16 years and have been providing training to Swissport personnel on how to handle our fleet before we were granted permission. Chereko comments: Sijui kama Precisionair ina training school inayoweza kufundisha Swissport ambayo ina mtandao dunia mzima "He said by handling its own fleet, the airline had broken even and was experiencing relief, saving an average of USD29,000 per month it used to pay Swissport for ground power unit when such brand new unit cost USD53,000." Chereko comments: Hayo ni mambo ya kibiashara lakini kama ni kweli basi Precisionair ishushe bei ya tiketi za ndege tuone ukweli uko wapi "However, Moshi said that by handling its own fleet, the airline was now a step ahead,vowing to make a difference by improving customer care. For the few days we have been into the market, a high level of honesty has been demonstrated whereby personal effects have been recovered and surrendered by handlers, he said." Chereko comments: Hapa Elias Moshi anajaribu tufunga kamba kwani si hivi karibuni tu Precision air imefukuza wafanyakazi kibao kwa matatizo ya wizi na badala yake imepora wafanyakazi kibao wenye uzoefu "PrecisionAir was established in 1993 as a private charter air transport company operating a five-seater piper Aztec aircraft." Chereko comments: Precisionair inanyea kambi na kumtukana mkunga wakati ana mimba pevu - TCAA ni chombo cha serikali!