Speaker Rebecca Kadaga on Saturday found herself in a misadventure when a plane she chartered to fly her to Kazo district ended up in Mubende district.
Kadaga was invited for a thanksgiving for Molly Kamukama, the recently appointed State Minister for Economic Monitoring.
Mupaapa Isma, the pilot, set out on a wrong course and ended up in Mubende district, Central Uganda.
He was later able to reconnect to Kazo in western Uganda only for the speaker to arrive late at the event.
“I voiced out the need to purchase a chopper, which will help MPs execute their oversight role expeditiously,” Kadaga said.
“My call was in light of us having had to charter a privately-owned helicopter.”
Narrating to her host, Kadaga said: “Unfortunately, the pilot lost his way and we ended up in Mubende; hence arriving late.”
She said the army and police choppers are currently deployed in north eastern Uganda to spray locusts.
Kadaga has been flying UPDF choppers to events.
The first time she shocked Ugandans was in July 2012 when she landed in the middle of Legends Rugby pitch Lugogo during an international game between Rugby Cranes and Namibia.
It was supposed to land at Kyadondo Rugby grounds, just opposite.
In January 2017, Parliament had planned to acquire a chopper for the speaker to ease her movement.
Though totally dejected, Kadaga exalted President Museveni for elevating Molly from the civil service to the Cabinet.
She counselled the youth to have self-belief and strive to get to the top like Molly had done.
She also pledged to support Kazo, which was carved out of Kiruhura District, to access seed schools and a fully-fledged hospital.