Sumy Sadruni, AFP | Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni pictured at State House in Entebbe on June 8, 2018.

Uganda gets two first planes in revival bid and a ‘jail’ for the popular opposition legislator and musician, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine

Crimson Tazvinzwa, AIWA! NO!||For Ugandans, both metropolis and rural; actually East Africans in general – uh, EVERYONE, there was never a ‘funeral’ for the old Uganda Airlines.

People murmur.

The infamous and financially notorious airline, whose name was actually nicked by some speculators (people are saying) simply fizzled out of the theorem.

Rumours abound; at one time panicky ministers registered the sorry carrier under a different name to skip creditors – the government spokesman spilt the dry beans today. Finally!


Uganda receives two passenger planes in the push to revive national carrier that collapsed early 2000

Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday received the first two of four CRJ900 aircraft ordered by the Uganda National Airlines Company at Entebbe International Airport.

The planes received the customary water cannon salute, as new airplanes operating commercially for the first time.

The Bombardier CRJ900 planes will operate under the revived Uganda Airlines, following several unsuccessful attempts to start a local-based airline.

In 2018, President Museveni told Parliament that the government would revive Uganda’s defunct national carrier.