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.
Recently, Kitgum district proposed to relocate over 1,000 traders temporarily relocate to the defunct Kitgum Airfield located in Pandwong Division in December. The market construction has dragged in since 2011.
At least 1,500 traders will relocate to the defunct Kitgum Airfield on December 17, 2018, located in Pandwong Division. The vendors had rejected the transfer since 2016 arguing that the airfield is unsuitable for business because its open surrounding and distance from the business centre.