Museveni: We Must Return Uganda Airlines

President Museveni has said Uganda will soon revitalize Uganda airline to counter the rising air service fares, dosage pills Chimp Corps report.

The president said this when he met the Ugandan delegation on the sidelines of the 11th Northern Corridor Infrastructure Projects Summit at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi during the weekend.

While briefing the President, about it prostate the leader of the delegation Hon Sam Kutesa, Minister of Foreign Affairs said that despite prior arrangements under NCIP, the air service fare in the region have shot up again raising concern of the regional leaders.

The President was also concerned about the access of Ugandan goods to the regional markets.

He said, “our goods must get access to the market,” adding, “this is not a favour or something to lobby for.”

He further said that Uganda has been supporting Kenyan economy unconditional close to 40 years now.

He wondered why Kenya or any other country in the region should block Ugandan goods access to the market.

The president wondered how one individual can delay the whole government project.


He was responding to the issue where the development of Mbarara – Mirama Hill power transmission line had stalled due to due to challenges of acquiring land for development of substations.

He advised Ugandans to do whatever within their means for the success of the NCIPs.

Museveni in August performed a ground breaking ceremony for the expansion projects of Entebbe International Airport.

The ceremony took place at the airport in Entebbe. The project budget is US$200m. The construction period is expected to be completed in 5 years time.

President Museveni thanked the Government of China for extending the soft loan to Uganda that is going to be utilized to improve Entebbe International Airport.


It should be remembered that in September 2014, President Museveni held a meeting with the Chief Operating Officer of Universal Aerospace from South Africa, Mr Doug Berry, who called on him at State House, Entebbe.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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