President hails Professional Uganda Airlines Pilots, “It was a wonderful Experience”

Thursday, May 20, 2021

ENTEBBE: On his maiden flight aboard the new Uganda Airlines flight to and from Dar Es Salaam Tanzania, President Yoweri Museveni described his experience aboard the Bombadier as ‘a wonderful one’ and the pilots as professionals who know their work. 

The President later stopped briefly and talked to the pilots and some airlines crew before and after his flight. 

The President who today decided to leave his Presidential jet for the National airline returned home after a one-day working visit to the United Republic of Tanzania where he witnessed the signing of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) tripartite host agreement that took place at State House in Dar- es-Salaam.

President Yoweri Museveni took time talking to the Uganda Airlines crew including Captain Okoth Clive, Ahmed Bamweyana, Sheillah Kashillingi, Joseph Lukwago and Mark Kyaligonza and commended them for their professionalism. 

He said that he had personally handled a few spots of corruption that were affecting the operations of the airline and assured the people that the airline has a brighter future.

The EACOP host agreement was signed between the Tanzanian government and the investors in the East African crude pipeline project that will see the investors in the project get equal dividends according to the earlier agreement.

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport VVIP Section, the President was received by the Minister for Presidency Hon. Esther Mbayo, Head of Public Service John Mitala, AIGP Andrew Sorowen, Commissioner of Prisons Dr. Johnson Byabashaija and  Airforce Commander Lt. Gen.  Charles Lwanga Lutaaya.