The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has instructed that Members of Parliament and staff of Parliament should use the National Carrier – Uganda Airlines while on official duty.
The directive is carried in her letter dated October 16, 2019, to the Clerk to Parliament Jane Kibirige.
Kadaga says that since Uganda Airlines is now operational, it was important for the Parliamentary Commission to support the National Carrier.
Kadaga’s directive follows that of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni issued on August 5, 2019, in a Cabinet memo ordering all government officials to take Uganda Airlines whenever they are going to destinations it flies to.
The President then directed all cabinet ministers and ministers of state to ensure that his directive is carried out.
Uganda Airlines started commercial operations on August 23, 2019, with a flight to Nairobi, Kenya.
It has since had flights to Juba (South Sudan), Mogadishu (Somalia) and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.