Government is in new twist over the ownership of the National carrier.
Yesterday, while tabling the minority report on the Supplementary request by government for a sum of Shs280bn for the purchase of bombardier planes for the Uganda Airlines, Lira Woman MP, Joy Atim Ongom told legislators that government only has two shares while the owners of the 99.97 shares are unknown.
Meanwhile, today, the Minister of Works and Transport, Azuba Ntege disputed claims that government has only two shares in the revived Uganda Airlines as reported in the minority report of the Parliament committee on Budget.
Minister Azuba noted that it is not true that the majority shares in Uganda Airlines are owned by individuals but rather the company is 100% owned by government.
Azuba thus tabled on the floor of the house new documents dated March 26, 2019 from the Registrar of Companies showing that the airlines is 100% owned by government.
The new revelations prompted by the Deputy Speaker, Jacob Oulanyah to refer the matter to tomorrow Thursday ordering the committee to scrutinize the documents tabled so as to create harmony and later debate the matter.