The high court in Kampala has ruled that Director General Civil Aviation Authority Fred Bamwesigye was lawfully appointed. This comes after Justice Musa Ssekana dismissed with cost a petition filed by Jaabe Pascal Osinde Osudu who had sued UCAA accusing it of illegally appointing Fred Bamwesigye yet his real age is not ascertained
The post of director General UCAA was Left vacant after the temporary acting Director who was he himself Fred Bamwesigye contract expired. The search for the new director General attracted a large poll of candidates that included Mr Osudu himself. However Bamwesigye trashed all this candidates to claim the job
In the petition Mr Osudu claimed that Fred Bamwesigye academic documents including his PLE and UCE had irregularities thus disqualifying him from the position. Bamwesigye a lawyer by proffession first held that post as the temporary acting head since July 2020 as the search for a new Director General was under way.
Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) is the government entity tasked with the supervision of entebbe international airport and a host of other Civilian airports and erodromes including Tourist airfields like pakaba in Murchison Falls National Game Park and the main airstrip in Kidepo Valley National Game Park.