Vianney Luggya, Uganda Civil Aviation Authority Spokesperson on Tuesday told Uganda Radio Network in a telephone interview that the authority has indeed received the proposal from the Municipal Council to have the airfield degazetted.
Uganda was last year selected to host the G77 + China Summit in April this year. The Group of 77 and China (G77) at the United Nations is a coalition of 135 developing nations, designed to promote its members' collective economic interests and create an enhanced joint negotiating capacity in the United Nations.
Vianney Luggya, the Public Affairs Manager Civil Aviation Authority told Uganda Radio Network on Sunday Morning, that the progress is part of the 20-year National Aviation Master plan put in place in 2015.
Angessa said that many of the airline companies across the world benefit most from the transportation of cargo across borders for export and import and thus a revived company such as Uganda Airlines would need to focus on increasing cargo transportation.
The International Civil Aviation Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It codifies the principles and techniques of international air navigation and fosters the planning and development of international air transport to ensure safe and orderly growth.
Ayub Soma, the Acting Director Airports and Aviation Security at the Civil Aviation Authority says, a preliminary report by a medical team indicated that the pilot and crew were not mentally ill and did not test positive to any substance.
Geoffrey Sibendire Bigogo, the Kasese District LC V chairperson wants government to fulfill its pledge, saying developing airfield will boost the tourism sub sector and increase local revenue collection in the region.
The country that used to have over one thousand rain gauges spread over sixteen climatic zones now has less than four hundred functioning ones. Only one hundred of the existing stations regularly provided rain data to the national radar.
On July 19th 2013, Stanbic Bank lawyers, Kateera & Kagumire Advocates, appointed an administrator to seize two aircraft belonging to Asante Aviation in order to recover a loan extended to the company earlier in the year. The airline, which had chartered flights to DRC, South Sudan and within Uganda had borrowed 4.2 million United States Dollars in 2013 to acquire three aircraft.
Air Uganda, which is bearing the brunt of this suspension, faults the CAA for its woes. In a letter from the authority to the three suspended airlines, CAA admits that an audit carried out by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) found flaws by the regulator.
Some of the aeronautical and critical infrastructure for the air transport system include aircraft hangers, cargo terminals, control towers, runways, access routes, ground markings, parking areas (aircraft and vehicles), water treatment systems, among.