KAMPALA — Mr David Mpango Kakuba, the Managing Director of Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA), is set to retire after clocking the retirement age, PML Daily has learnt.
Several sections of the media reported on Sunday, June 14, 2020 that President Museveni had sacked Mr Kakuba by ordering him to hand over office.
But this website has obtained a letter from State Minister for Works Joy Kabatsi showing that Mr Kakuba’s contract runs out on June 30 and he is going to retire after clocking 65 years. Instead the minister tasks him to complete several scheduled assignments before he can retire.
“I acknowledge receipt of your end of term report to the Hon. Minister of Works and Transport which you copied to me (ref. CAA/MD/09/034) dated 2nd June 2020. I have noted that your contract of employment under reference MIN/PERS/26 dated 27th June 2017 in which you were appointed Managing Director (now Director General) will expire on 30th June 2020,” Ms Kabatsi writes.
The minister directs Mr Kakuba to offer guidance on handling and conclusion of Audit issues of ICAO including Certification of Entebbe International Airport on one hand as well as Financial Audits by the Auditor General and any other that may still be outstanding.
Ms Kabatsi also directs the CAA boss to give a Special report on the progress of the large number of UCAA projects showing their level of implementation and funding; Level of implementation of the UCAA (Amendment) Act, 2019 provisions and way forward to enable full and continuous implementation.
She also wants him to offer collaboration with Institutional arrangements at Global, Regional and National levels for follow up for both UCAA and the Ministry.
“Please ensure that the above are concluded by Monday 22nd June 2020 to enable you to discuss the handover with the Ministry and UCCA for smooth flow of aviation business. I wish to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you for the services you have rendered to UCAA over the years and especially the time you have been CEO and Accounting Officer which period has registered some achievements as indicated in your end of term report,” the minister’s letter adds.