As the board of Uganda Civil Aviation Authority sits tomorrow to vet individuals that have applied for the job of Director General, there are claims that there is connivance between some current board members to choose one of former board colleagues as DG.
UCAA board is supposed to vet those that have applied for the top job tomorrow Friday May 14, 2021 but the board is being accused of front candidates who were either dropped or sacked last year by the Works and Transport Minister, Gen. Katumba Wamala.
“It is unethical and unheard of to allow former board members who have been initiating policies to turn around and compete with their juniors. Secondly, there is no health competition at all because current board members will side with their former colleagues against professional and qualified UCAA employees.”
Eagle Online has learnt that four board members have applied for the job and these are Ms Olive Birungi Lumonya, Mr Tom Davis Wasswa a former Manager Marketing and Commercial Service and two others who we couldn’t get details. However’ Wasswa who resigned UCCA to join Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation.
“How can Wasswa who prefers referring to himself as professor make a U-turn to return to UCAA? He resigned leaving a better pay here and went to settle for a lesser paying job at UPPC and if it is true that he wants to return, then he should tell the board what made resign first? A source wondered.
The source further added “One wonders if there is succession plan in UCAA which is a known global aviation standard for people to grow through ranks given that aviation is a specialised field where you cannot just pick people with no industry back.”
UCAA top job fell vacant when former Managing Director Dr. David Kakuba term ended on June 30, 2020. UCAA board and Gen. Katumba then appointed Mr. Fred Bamwesigye who was then Deputy Managing Director in Acting position. This website understands Mr Bamwesigye is among a host of other candidates that have been shortlisted for the interview tomorrow.