Cargo and ground handling equipment belonging to ENHAS

The Entebbe Handling Services (ENHAS) has been acquired by a group of businessmen from the United Arab Emirates.

According to a source, the sale of the company that was owned by among others Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa, follows reports about the revival of Uganda Airlines, which will reportedly ‘reclaim’ the cargo and ground handling services hitherto offered by ENHAS.

It is not known whether Kutesa is still has interests in ENHAS but on assuming the Presidency of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 2015, he told the media in New York that he had suspended all his business interests including the shareholding in ENHAS.

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Recently, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) filed a criminal complaint against Kutesa, accusing him of procuring a US$500,000 from a one Chi Ping Patrick Ho while the former served as the 69th UNGA President.

Meanwhile, according to the source, most employees at ENHAS will be affected by the changes in management. Indeed, the source said privileges like food and bonuses had been stopped, with workers now only receiving transport allowances.

ENHAS, the biggest cargo and ground handling service provider in Uganda came into existence in April 1996, and has since expanded to offer services to 19 airlines which land at Entebbe International Airport.

By press time efforts to contact ENHAS on its official line were futile.