Vote Of Confidence! Museveni Jets To Kenya For Ruto’s Inauguration Aboard Uganda Airlines

Vote Of Confidence! Museveni Jets To Kenya For Ruto’s Inauguration Aboard Uganda Airlines

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By Spy Uganda

H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has arrived safely in Kenya for his friend President elect William Ruto’s inauguration using Uganda Airlines, a sign of confidence he has in the carrier’s mighty leadership headed by Jenifer Bamuturaki.

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Ruto’s inauguration ceremony has already kicked off at Kasarani Stadium and so far over 15 heads of state have arrived to witness this big day in Ruto’s life and Kenya’s history.

In his April 24th 2022, letter to Minister of Works directing the Hon Minister Katumba Wamala to appoint Bamuturaki as substantive Uganda Airlines CEO, Museveni praised the leadership then that was headed by Bamuturaki as Acting CEO for having transformed the airline.

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Museveni happily wrote in his letter to Katumba Wamala; ”According to my intelligence, Jennifer Bamuturaki has performed well in quite a hostile environment. I, myself, was flown by the new CRJ-900 to Nairobi and back the other day by the very able young pilots from Soroti with the capable air-hostesses. I direct that you give Jennifer Bamuturaki a substantive appointment for 3 years.”

Steady Leadership Under Visionary Bamuturaki

In just one year Bamuturaki has been at Uganda Airlines [as acting & substantive CEO], there has been impressive progress that has since put the Airline among the continental superpowers.

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According to statistics obtained by our spy at the Airline, the national carrier’s operating costs rose to $101 million or 76 per cent during the financial year that ended on June 30, 2022, compared to a 53 per cent increase the year before. Revenues increased from $12.7 million in fiscal 2020/21 to $38.3 million according to the yet-to-be-released results for last year.

Passenger numbers increased to 217.533, compared to 92.713 for the preceding period, while half a million are projected for the current financial year.

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“The market disruptions imposed by COVID-19 restrictions threw us off-track on many parameters in our projections, but we are getting back. A positive indicator, for now, is that our revenues are growing faster than our costs, so it’s good to see that we are flying nose up,” a source in the Airline told our spy recently.

Uganda Airlines has since gone for the long-haul network to stimulate connecting traffic between the existing regional network and destinations such as London and Guangzhou. Bujumbura in Burundi, Kinshasa, and Juba is already showing good potential for connecting traffic.

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