Parliament attacks govt over Uganda Airlines mess.
The debate on the report by the Budget Committee on the supplementary funding for the two aircraft for the Uganda Airlines was marred with a common chorus from MPs who blamed officials from the Ministry of Works for overshadowing the revival of the national airlines with fraud activities.
Among the politicians that castigated the Executive arm was Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah, who even said that had he been the President, he would have seen some officials shown the door for the mess created.
Oulanyah then pleaded with MPs to approve the funding, saying the refusal to do so would mean that Parliament had thrown away the baby (Uganda Airlines) at the backwater. He urged that there have been checks put in place that Parliament can rely on to supervise activities of the airline.
Jonathan Odur (Erute South) asked for the prosecution of the minister of Works Monica Azuba after she was forced to withdraw documents she had laid before Parliament yesterday, saying there is no way such an anomaly would be simply written off by an apology.
Kampala Central’s Muhammad Nsereko proposed a number of proposals saying the Uganda National Airline Company needs a substantive board that is approved by Parliament because the board determines operations of the company.