The minister of Works and Transport Hon. Monica Azuba Ntege yesterday inaugurated a seven member Board of Directors of Uganda Airlines.
The seven member Board of Directors members are Ahabwe Godfrey Pereza (the former Rubanda East MP & Minister of local government), Benon Kajuna representing Ministry of Works and Transport Uganda, Godfrey Ssemugooma representing Ministry of Finance, Catherine Asinde Poran, Rehema N.Mutazindwa, Charles Hamya & Stephen Aziku Zua.
Hon. Monica tasked the new board to ensure good supervision to deliver on the business plan for the National Airline.
“Today i inaugurated the first Board of Directors of Uganda Airlines. The Interim Board worked tirelessly to reach where we are. The new Board must build on this and ensure good supervision to deliver on the Business Plan for the National Airline,” Monica said.
“It was a great pleasure for me to inaugurate the first Board of Directors of Uganda Airlines yesterday, I once again express my warm congratulations to the new Members of the Board but the task ahead is clear! They must hit the ground running,” Monica added.
The minister said that Uganda is a non-coastal country and the Government of Uganda attaches a lot of importance to the Aviation sub-sector because it guarantees the country direct international access.
Therefore, Government’s principal aviation objective is to ensure that Uganda’s air links makes it one of the best connected countries in the World so that it can compete favorably for economic growth opportunities.
Funding for the National Airline is in place; recruitment of key staff for the National airline has been completed and training is on-going; the first two bombardier aircrafts were received on April 23, 2019 and commercial operations are expected to commence in July this year.