Museveni Steps Up Plans to Revive Uganda Airlines

President Museveni has held a meeting with the Chief Operating Officer of Universal Aerospace from South Africa, advice information pills Mr. Doug Berry, erectile there who called on him at State House, more about prostate Entebbe on Friday.

Mr. Berry told the President of the plans by the Universal Aerospace Company, to construct maintenance and repair of aircraft facilities in Uganda, re-launching of the Uganda Airlines, as well as the building of a new airport in Uganda’s oil fields in the Albertine area.

President Museveni has in recent months mooted the idea of reviving the Uganda Airlines.

Insiders tell Chimpreports that at the peak of Uganda’s oil production, Uganda will need 40 domestic flights which could generate plenty of money for the airline.

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It would also reduce the cost of flights in the region by competing with stronger national airlines especially in East Africa.

Uganda Airlines was the flag carrier of Uganda established in May 1976 before starting operations in 1977.

Attempts were made by the Government of Uganda to privatise the company, but all potential bidders pulled out, eventually leading to the liquidation of Uganda Airlines Corporation in May 2001.

As of 2014, there are plans from the government to revive the carrier, with the most optimistic expressing that this can be consummated by year end.


Museveni recently told a business summit in Kampala that the government-owned Ugandan Development Corporation (UDC) would soon take charge of key national investments especially where the private sector does not perform very well.

During the Friday meeting, Berry also reported that the Company would like to undertake uplifting of Soroti Flying School in Eastern Uganda with the sole aim of training international pilots.

Mr. Berry assured the President that Universal Aerospace has at the ready the necessary financial resources for the implementation of the identified projects in Uganda.

President Museveni assured Mr. Berry the Uganda Government’s support to the projects adding that the government will carry out all the necessary requirements to ensure that the projects are implemented.

In another development, the President also received Major Daniel York, founder and director of First Cause, an American-based Company.

President Museveni and Major York, who was accompanied by Captain Frank Musisi a Ugandan in the American Army and another official, Mr. T.K. Moffett, discussed a wide range of issues on the plans by the company to invest in the economic development of Uganda.

Mr. Museveni commended them for their interest to invest in the economic development of Uganda and also for coming physically to see what is pertaining in the country in order to set up their projects.

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