Civil Aviation, UBC Get New Board of Directors

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in Uganda got a new lifeline after government approved an eight member new board to promote safe, regular, secure and efficient use and development of civil aviation inside and outside Uganda for a 3 year term of office.

Namayanja Rose Nsereko, the Minister of Information and National Guidance while announcing the developments said four of the members of the new board are making a comeback after serving on the old board of directors whose term of office expired in June 2013.

“The Board of Directors of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has been having eight vacant positions, the term of office of the members expired in June 2013. Cabinet therefore approved the appointment of new CAA Board and renewal of 4 old board members of Director for a 3 year term of office” Namayanja told Journalists at Uganda Media Center last week.

The new board members are Edward Ndawula, John Cheptoek, Mackenzie Ogweng and Olive Birungi Lumonye who are joining Kiyita Kyambadde, Alfred Okello Oryem, Dorothy Kaweesi Ndugwa and Enock Rukidi whose contracts have been renewed.

Namayanja said the board members will be responsible for policy matters, promote standards and international practices, provide a functional aviation infrastructure and enforce the regulations that govern the industry for efficient operations.

The minister also announced a similar change in the management guard, when she revealed the new board that is taking charge at Uganda Broadcasting Corporation, a government communication outlet boosting of television and radio services.

Nathan Igeme Nabeta will take up chairmanship to lead a seven man board that includes journalist Simon Kaheru, Wakiso District Resident District Commissioner Ian Kyeyune, Barungi Richard, Mariam Menyha, Kabba Mohammed Gulam and Sylvia Constance Birahwa Nakabugu.

The UBC board was suspended in 2011 following allegations of impropriety. Efforts to get a new board were not made possible because of ongoing police investigations into the allegations against the suspended board members.

“As investigations are still ongoing, the term of office of the old board expired on 1st December 2014 and a new board has been approved by cabinet.” Namayanja said while announcing the changes.

Source : East African Business Week

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