Mr. Fred Bamwesigye has been appointed as the new Director-General of Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA).
According to an appointment letter signed on September 28, by the Works and Transport Minister, Gen Katumba Wamala, Bamwesigye starts his duties today October 1,2021.
Bamwesigye has been the Acting Director General for over a year, following the retirement of Dr David Mpango Kakuba in June last year.
The Board of Directors advertised the position on March 15, attracting 21 applicants, with 7 of them shortlisted and invited for interviews that were held on May 14 at Mestil Hotel in Nsambya, kampala.
Bamwesigye in his three year contract is now entitled to a salary of Shs 30 million, a chauffeur driven official vehicle and one support car, a fully paid annual leave of 36 working days, medical insurance for him and six dependants and fully paid air tickets for both official duty and private travels.
Bamwesigye previously served as the human resource manager for National Environmental Management Authority ( NEMA) before joining the Civil Aviation Authority in the same position.
He will oversee this government body responsible for licensing, monitoring, and regulating civil aviation matters in the country. The body also manages Entebbe International Airport and a host of other airports and aerodromes both government and privately owned.