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Museveni Sacks Uganda Air Cargo Boss; Lt Gen Lakara to Take Charge

President Museveni recently fired the General Manager of Uganda Air Cargo Corporation (UAAC), Eng Frank Kyankya, it emerged on Sunday.

Founded in 1994, Uganda Air Cargo is a government entity supervised by the Defense and Veteran Affairs Ministry.

It provides travel bureau, air charter and cargo transport services. 

Contacted, Defence spokesperson Brigadier Richard Karemire said a new team of senior army officials has been put in place to run the institution.

“Engineer Fred Kyankya was relieved and replaced by Lt Gen Nakibus Lakara, the current AMISOM Deputy Force Commander in Charge of Operations,” said Brig Karemire.

“In the interim, Col  Emanuel Kwihangana  from Airforce, on 22 May 2020 took over office pending the return of Gen Lakara from Somalia,” he added.

Lt Gen James Mugira, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Enterprise Corporation, the business arm of the armed forces, has been appointed to the Board.

The appointment of new management, according to Defence officials, is aimed at providing efficient management to the strategic institution and also generate revenue for government.

The development comes at a time the president is firing high ranking officials from government institutions over corruption.

UACC last year asked Parliament for US$ 10 million (Shs 36.9 billion) to repair one of the two C130 aircrafts, which was grounded since 2014.

UPDF and other agencies use UACC’s services for mainly airlifting in critical rescue missions as well as troop rotation to Mogadishu, Somalia among other destinations within the region.

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