MPs furious after Uganda airlines ‘fails to start’

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Members of Parliament of Uganda‏ have raised concern over delayed kick off by Uganda Airlines which should already be operating regional flights as planned.

During Wednesday plenary, Rukungiri Municipality MP Hon Mugume Roland raised the concern that Uganda Airlines has not started operations as was indicated earlier following the delivery of the two manufacturer.

Kaginda said the Works ministry has failed to deliver the remaining planes yet the minister had told parliament the already delivered ones would take to the skies by 1st July.

He also sought clarification on what happens following the sale of the manufacturer, Bombardier.

He told the house that the Canadian company supposed to supply the planes had been sold to a Japanese company.

This prompted deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah who was presiding to direct the Works and Transport Minister Monica Azuba Ntege and her Junior Gen Katumba Wamala to make a statement on the same as soon as they were available in the House.

Katumba, in response, cited modalities that were supposed to be followed such as forming a board but MPs didn’t buy his excuse.

Koyetera Woman MP, Robinah Sentongo, wondered why the government does not consider priorities while the chairperson for the committee on infrastructure, Kafeero Sekitooleko, promised to summon the ministers.

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