Kasigwa wants court to order that he is entitled to additional training and that the Attorney General be found in breach of the statutory duty, which has frustrated his intentions to upgrade.
A copy of Sam Kasigwa's Court documents
An aggrieved Pilot has
sued the Attorney General, saying his examination results at the East
African Civil Aviation Academy in Soroti were deliberately altered to show that
he failed the course. In a civil suit before
the High Court Civil Division in Kampala filed through Tumwesigye, Baingana and
Company Advocates, Sam Kasigwa contends that the falsified results have since
affected his career growth.
Kasigwa wants court to
order that he is entitled to additional training and that the Attorney General
be found in breach of the statutory duty, which has frustrated his intentions
to upgrade. He contends that he is
a holder of a Commercial Pilot’s Licence and Instrument Rating of the East
African Civil Aviation Academy Soroti for, which he holds a Diploma.
to Kasigwa, he was admitted at the East African Civil Aviation Academy Soroti
in 2006 for the Course of Flight Instructor and examined by CAA in 2007. CAA recommended him
for further training in line with the Training Regulations. Kasigwa
alleges that he went for the training amidst open and overt innuendos of
intentions to fail him including being branded a state operative and informer
especially whenever he demanded for his right to be trained.
Through his lawyers,
Kasigwa narrates that he was subjected to external examination and was
marked by Captain Katatumba Kamugisha in line with the Civil Aviation
(Personnel) Licensing Regulations, 2012 and was debriefed that he had
passed the exams.
He however, says that he was later shocked when a report came out showing that
he had failed the examination needed additional training in specific
Kasigwa says he pushed for investigations into the matter and a
report was done by the Deputy Inspector General of government, George Bamugemereire
In the report seen by URN, Bamugemerire recommended that CAA assigns an
Examiner to carryout Flight tests with Kasigwa.
The report also recommended
that the East African Civil Aviation Academy draws clear criteria for
recommending or retaining students who wish to become instructors. Kasigwa now contends that he cut short his carrier with Fly540 to
enable him pursue the Instructions Rating Course but the East African Civil
Aviation Academy has continued to deliberately frustrate his progress.
wants court to find the actions of East African Civil Aviation Academy deliberate
to fail him and compensate him for general, exemplary and enhanced
damages. Court has summoned the
Attorney General to file his defense before the matter is allocated to a judge
for hearing. In 2011, High Court recommended that Kasigwa be given