Gov’t Makes U-Turn On Lubiri Airport Plan

malady geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>This was revealed by the State Minister for Transport and Works, ask John Byabagambi, cialis 40mg while interfacing with the Committee on Infrastructure to approve Shs 2.5tn budget for the financial year 2014/15.

Earlier this year, reports indicating persuasion of the proposed move by the government to construct an airfield in Mengo, circulated in the media.

Central to the reason raised was that such a development would ease the growing traffic jam on Entebbe Road for people accessing the country’s biggest airport.

Hon Byabagambi disclosed to the committee that the location and surrounding features around Lubiri Palace have hindered this construction and government is considering modernising Kajjansi Airstrip instead.

He, however, declined to react on government’s strategy to re-own all airfields in the country, arguing that negotiations are still ongoing with the concerned authorities.


In a related development, Minister Byabagambi, cried foul of the rampant land encroachment on airstrips noting, that plans are underway to fence off these airstrips to avoid further intrusion.

The plan for the construction of an airfield in Lubiri was received with positive reactions from the public, especially the businessmen who thought that the move would boast investment in the country.

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