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Chinese firm fails to explain Entebbe contract acquisition

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Parliamentary Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) is puzzled after officials from China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) failed to explain how the company acquired the contract for the expansion of Entebbe International Airport. CCCC officials were on 03 February 2022 appearing before …

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Seyani Brothers Ltd on the spot over alleged Shs1 billion fraud

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (Cosase) has discovered alterations in Seyani Brothers’ bid to upgrade facilities at the Entebbe International Airport, where taxpayers could have lost Shs1 billion. Richard Ssebamala, Bukoto Central MP scoured through the voluminous bid documents currently under …

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Saudia launches direct Riyadh-Entebbe flights

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Saudia, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia made its inaugural direct flight to Entebbe International Airport from King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh. The Saudi aircraft with over 250 passengers on board touched down at Entebbe International Airport at 7am. It was …

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Free Zones Authority asks for additional funds for Entebbe establishment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Free Zones Authority has asked Parliament’s Finance Committee to consider adding Shs29.5 billion to its budgetary allocation for the financial year 2022/2023. According to the Authority’s Executive Director, Hez Kimoomi Alinda, Shs28.24 billion of the additional funding will cater for the completion of …

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UAE eases restrictions on transit passengers from Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Arab Emirates-UAE has relaxed measures for transit passengers from Uganda. The passengers will no longer have to conduct two COVID-19 tests before departing from Entebbe International Airport. This comes days after the UAE lifted a travel ban on flights from Uganda following reports …

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UCAA investigating cause of fire at Entebbe Airport

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Civil Aviation Authority-UCAA is investigating the cause of the fire that broke out at Entebbe International Airport on Tuesday afternoon. Vianney Luggya, the UCAA spokesperson has since apologized for the inconveniences caused by the fire to the departing passengers and other users at …

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UCAA bars staff from using personal phones on duty at Entebbe Airport

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Civil Aviation Organization-UCAA staff are no longer allowed to use mobile phones and other personal devices on duty at Entebbe International Airport. In a circular to the general managers of DAS, NAS/ENHAS, the principal immigration officer, all airline station managers, site manager trend events, …

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Uganda Airlines overwhelmed by passenger baggage

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Airlines says it’s is currently overwhelmed and having challenges in carrying passenger baggage from Johannesburg, South Africa. The Airline says as a result, there have been delays in delivering check-in baggage for all passengers on board. In a press statement issued on December 6, …

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Uganda Airlines passengers frustrated over missing luggage

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dozens of passengers who arrived at Entebbe International Airport from Johannesburg aboard Uganda Airlines on Friday, are frustrated after learning that the airline did not load their luggage after check-in. Under normal procedure, check-in bags are carried through a conveyer belt and sorted on the …

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