Government Owes CAA Ushs. 53bn

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Government owes Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) 53 billion shillings for services rendered to the various government departments in the last ten years.

CAA Public Affairs Manager, Ignie Igundura says the money accrued from rent and other utility services like water, power the civil aviation provided to government departments operating from Entebbe Airport.

These include Immigrations, Uganda Revenue Authority, State House and UN mission in the Congo (MONUC).

Igunduura explains that out of the 53 billion shillings, MONUC was supposed to pay seven million US dollars as charges for operation, landing, air navigation and parking fees at Entebbe International Airport but government stopped them from paying.

Igunduura says if government pays this money, CAA will use it to upgrade the airport. He says they will use the money to renovate the International Passenger Terminal, construct a new domestic terminal to separate the domestic and international flights among other things ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting next year.