At the orders of President Museveni, Government on Friday 18.02.22 terminated contracts of Uganda Airline’s top officials.
The permanent secretary of ministry of Works and Transport Waiswa Bageya says that the decision was taken on Friday by the interim board. Works minister, Gen Edward Katumba Wamala suspended Muleya and 12 other top officials on April 21, 2021, on the orders of President Yoweri Museveni to pave way for investigations into allegations of financial mismanagement, collusion, and nepotism in staff recruitment among other issues.
The other affected top managers included finance director Paul Turacayisenga, Rogers Wamara the director commercial and procurement manager Moses Wangalwa. Others are; sales and marketing officer Deo Nyanzi, Andrew Tumusiime (senior administration manager), Harvey Kalama (ground operational manager), Bruno Oringi (safety manager), Michael Kaliisa (quality manager), crew training manager Juliet Otage Odur and first officers Kenneth Kiyemba and Alex Kakooza.
Museveni also directed the disbandment of the Pereza Ahabwe, the chairperson board of directors. As a result, an interim board of directors chaired by Bageya was put in place to oversee the airline. After nine months on suspension, Bageya says the interim board has decided to terminate the CEO’s contract and that of Wamara.
Bageya however says the other managers and officers have either been terminated or reinstated while two are still on suspension pending vetting from security agencies and confirmation on whether or not they passed technical training. Bageya says the Inspectorate of Government had also picked interest in the allegations against the suspended staff.