Cabinet has appointed Justice Stephen Kavuma as the Chairman Board of Directors of the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority
Justice Kavuma replaces Eng. Mike Ndawula who just completed his three-year tenure.
Information and ICT Minister Hon Judith Nabakooba announced the development this morning.
Justice Kavuma is coming out of retirement to steer the aviation body, which has lately been going through a phase of instability.
CAA is said to have suffered what Minister of State for Transport Joy Kabatsi describes disharmony, back stabbing, infighting.
This, the minister says has disrupted workflow at the Aviation body.
Minister Kabatsi last week sent CAA’s Director Human Resource and Administration (DHRA) Pascal Jabbe Osinde Osudo on a forced 6 month’s leave to allow room for investigations into the alleged disharmony in the institution caused by him.
The new Board Chairman Justice Kavuma retired from Judicial work in September 2017 after clocking 70 years.
His tenure as Deputy Chief Justice and therefore head of the Constitutional Court/Court of Appeal was marred with a great deal of controversy as he faced numerous accusations of partisanship mostly from the political opposition.
He had previously served in the Executive as State Minister for Defence in the early 2000s.
Meanwhile other new board members that were approved by cabinet include Lubowa Moses Paul, Ethel Kamba, Dr Alayo Ocero, Thomas James Kiggundu, and Musoke Zubairi.
Only James Kubeketerya and Angela Kiryabwire Kanyima have been retained from the old board.