President Yoweri has warned corrupt officials at Uganda Airlines saying they will face dire consequences for mismanaging the airlines.
Museveni said moments after he boarded the newly acquired bombardier CRJ900 regional jet. The president was going to the United Republic of Tanzania on invitation of Samia Suluhu Hassan to witness the signing of the Host Government Agreement (HGA), a great step towards the construction of the oil pipeline.
“I had not flown using the Uganda Airlines, until yesterday. The crew is very good. When they were landing, I did not know we had landed. Regarding the alleged corruption in the airline, some elements in management and the board MUST face the consequences,” he said.
“I arrived in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania aboard our own Uganda ‘Crane’ for the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP). I continue to call upon all travellers especially fellow Ugandans to support the Uganda Airlines”
Recently, the Minister of State for Transport Joy Kabatsi threatened to suspend the Chairman of Board of Directors for Uganda airlines Pereza Godfrey Ahabwe for failure to take action against board members after they declined to have a meeting with her to streamline the operations of the Airline.
In retaliation Mr. Ahabwe suspended a number of board members in reference to a decision they took to shun their meeting with the minister. The meeting was scheduled on April 20, 2021
In a brief statement Ahabwe said; “The board of directors of Uganda Airlines wishes to inform our esteemed clients and the general public that some members of the management team have taken leave and during their absence the airline roles will be performed by the organisation in line with human resource policies.”
The suspended officials include Cornwell Muleya, the Uganda Airlines’ chief executive officer (CEO). Muleya was handed a three months suspension together with Paul Turyacayisanga (finance director), Joseph Ssebowa (head of human resource), Harvey Kalema (manager ground handling and operations), Bruno Origi (director safety and compliance), Moses Wangalwa (head of procurement and assets disposal) and Alex Kakooza (first captain), to pave way for an internal investigation.