President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Jenifer Bamuturaki Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Uganda Airlines after a year in the position in acting capacity.

This is contained in a letter by the Minister of Works and Transport, Edward Katumba Wamala to the Chairperson Board of Directors, Uganda National Airlines Company Ltd dated July 5, 2022.

“Reference is made to letter Ref No. PO/28 dated 24th April, 2022 from H.E the President of the Republic of Uganda in respect of the subject matter above,” reads Katumba’s letter.

“The purpose of this letter is to bring the directive to your attention for implementation,” he adds.

It is worth noting that the airlines in an advert in the Media on Friday, June 24, 2022, announced the recruitment process for a new Chief Executive Officer online three days after the former airlines boss Cornwell Muleyi was charged by the Inspectorate of Government for disobeying their orders.

Muleyi was sent on forced leave in April 2021 amidst accusations of causing financial loss to the airline. He was later suspended in May 2021 alongside other officers.

In February 2022, the Minister of Works Gen. Katumba Wamala terminated his contract and appointed Jenifer Bamuturaki Musiime acting CEO.

Now, Bamutulaki as the CEO, will report to the Board of Directors and will be responsible for leading and driving their business.

She will be responsible for devising and executing the company’s airline strategy.

She will also be responsible for the commercial management, strategy formulation and implementation, operations management, people management, corporate communications, stakeholders’ relationship management, compliance management and oversight of the airlines’ information system.

Kungu Al-Mahadi Adam is an experienced Ugandan multimedia Journalist with a background of fact checking and thorough research. He is very passionate about current African affairs particularly Horn of Africa. He...

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