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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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Entebbe Airport gone or not?

The facts versus what government says and what public believes Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Does Uganda stand to lose control of Entebbe International Airport to Chinese lenders over a $350 million loan? The government says China cannot take the airport but the raised voices on the issue shows …

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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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Legislators query UCAA over management of Arua airport

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Management of Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) has been put on the spot over procurement of airport furniture and other supplies worth shs243 million. Sam Wonekha, the General Manager for regional airports at UCCA, told a committee of Parliament that the procurement was for lounge …

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Mandatory testing at Entebbe Airport set to start

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has  launched the commencement of $30 per person mandatory testing by government for COVID-19 for all incoming passengers at Entebbe International Airport. Since May, private laboratories have been testing un-vaccinated passengers from ten high risk countries such as Kenya, South …

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MPs baffled by birth, academic certificates of new UCAA boss

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Aviation is the most accurate industry where even a 0.0001 percentage error is not permissible as it can end in hundreds of sudden deaths. It is therefore baffling legislators that the birth date of the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority-UCAA Director General, Fred Bamwesigye, cannot be stated …

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Former UCAA official petitions COSASE over new director general

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A former top official in Uganda Civil Aviation Authority-UCAA has petitioned the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises-COSASE to investigate irregularities surrounding the appointment of Fred Kanyogoga Bamwesigye, the new director-general of UCAA. In his October 11, 2021 petition, Jabbe Pascal Osinde Osudo, …

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New UCAA boss Bamwesigye vows to restore public confidence in aviation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The new substantive Director General of Uganda Civil Aviation Authority Fred Bamwesigye, has pledged to restore public confidence in Uganda’s aviation industry. Bamwesigye took charge at UCAA yesterday, after the Minister for Works and Transport, Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala appointed him as the substantive Director-General …

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Entebbe Airport records increased passenger numbers in August

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Civil Aviation Authority-UCAA says passenger numbers at Entebbe International Airport increased by 34 percent from 61,328 travelers in July to 81,986 passengers in August. The increase is linked to the rising number of migrant workers traveling to the Middle East, the easing of travel …

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