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Uganda Airlines: Official Earlier Fired For Smuggling Alcohol On Mogadishu Bond Flight Quietly Sent To Dubai

An official earlier fired by ex-Uganda Airlines Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Cornwell Muleya administration for causing financial loss and smuggling alcohol in Mogadishu bond flight has been quietly sent to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Dubai is the latest route the Airline is flying the newly acquired Airbuses.

But according to the Chairman, Uganda National Airlines Company Limited, Perez Godfrey Ahabwe’s report to Works and Transport Minister, Gen. Katumba Wamala, there is a strategic placement of personnel in lucrative outstations.

Some of the deployments, Ahabwe says, are questionable.

For instance, Ahabwe says says Moses Kisembo has been quietly moved to Dubai from Juba. Yet, the report says he was recalled from Juba after causing a financial loss of US$ 10, 000 to the company under suspicious circumstances.

“Even at Entebbe Airport where he had been redeployed, alcohol was smuggled onto a Mogadishu bond flight when he was the duty manager, and physically on duty at the time,” the report dated October 22, 2021 reads.

The report says that Jenifer Bamuturaki Musiime’s first assignment after getting the Ag. CEO job was to rescind Muleya’s decision by sending Kisembo back to Juba, yet Ahabwe says the Board had successfully recruited another Country Manager for South Sudan who was awaiting his appointment letter.

Enter Musoke

The Ahabwe report says that Godfrey Musoke (Duty Manager at Entebbe Airport) having been sourced from Boston, United States for his exceptional skills in aviation but also being fluent in French, German, Spanish and English languages, a very essential asset for Uganda Airlines for its international flights, is being pushed to Kampala sales office “for reasons best known by the Ag. CEO”

“There are other numerous but seemingly small issues that can easily bring down an otherwise promising Uganda Airlines,” Ahabwe says in the report. 

This (juicy/selective deployments) is just one of the many reasons why Ahabwe wants Musiime fired.

Against all the above, Ahabwe’s prayer is that: “I beg that you act decisively on the matter before the situation gets out of hand.”

Original story first published November 4, 2021 by MediaScape News

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