Museveni fires Uganda Air Cargo Boss, appoints Lt Gen Nakibus Lakara

Museveni fires Uganda Air Cargo Boss, appoints Lt Gen Nakibus Lakara
Lt Gen Nakibus Lakara the new Uganda Air Cargo Boss

KAMPALA- A few weeks after firing the Commissioner General (URA) Doris Akol and her 3 senior managers and days after firing KCCA top managers, President Museveni has continued biting and firing more departmental managers in a new face of leadership.

President Museveni has fired the long serving General Manager of The Ministry of Defence Uganda Air Cargo Corporation Eng Kyankya and replaced him with Lt Gen Nakibus Lakara as the General Manager and Lt James Mugira appointed to the Corporation Board.

The firing of Eng Kyankya followed an investigation into the mismanagement of the Air Cargo including procurement of a junk C-130 Aircraft for which according to inside sources is likely to end in his prosecution.

Gen Lakara is the Commander of AMISOM in Somalia and Gen Mugira is the Managing Director of National Enterprise Corporation.

“Engineer Fred Kyankya was relieved and replaced by Lt Gen Nakibus Lakara, the current AMISOM Deputy Force Commander in Charge of Operations,” said Brig Karemire.

“In the interim, Col  Emanuel Kwihangana  from Airforce, on 22 May 2020 took over office pending the return of Gen Lakara from Somalia,” he added. Lt Gen James Mugira, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Enterprise Corporation, the business arm of the armed forces, has been appointed to the Board.

The appointment of new management, according to Defence officials, is aimed at providing efficient management to the strategic institution and also generate revenue for government.

The development comes at a time the president is firing high ranking officials from government institutions over corruption.

UACC last year asked Parliament for US$ 10 million (Shs 36.9 billion) to repair one of the two C130 aircrafts, which was grounded since 2014.

UPDF and other agencies use UACC’s services for mainly airlifting in critical rescue missions as well as troop rotation to Mogadishu, Somalia among other destinations within the region.