Uganda’s national carrier is set to officially be revived on April 21, 2019.
Reports indicate that the long-awaited Uganda Airlines aircrafts will start arriving this month, marking the official revival of the national carrier.
“On 23rd April towards 3pm, look up in the skies. You will see this bird making its way to Entebbe. The first of Uganda Airlines’ Bombardier CRJ900 will touch down at Entebbe International Airport at 3pm. It will mark the official revival of the national flag carrier,” Don Wanyama, the Senior Presidential Press Secretary posted on his official facebook page.
It is worth noting that MPs on March 29, 2019 approved Shs280.1bn supplementary meant for the purchase of the two bombardier aircrafts to be used by Uganda Airlines.
MPs had earlier refused to approve the supplementary budget due to the controversy surrounding the ownership of the national airline.
The approval followed recommendations in the report by the Budget Committee on the supplementary funding in which Government had warned that failure to secure funding by close of business on March 29, it would attract dire consequences.
The Committee faulted Government for registering the shares of the company in the names of Monica Ntege and Matia Kasaija contrary to the Memorandum and Articles of Association, instead of having shares held in the names of Minister of Works and Transport and the Minister of Finance Planning and Economic Development.