The Parliamentary Committee on Infrastructure and Transport has summoned Works minister Monica Ntege Azuba to explain why Uganda Airlines planes did not arrive in the country on Monday April 8, the date she promised the House.
On March 29, during a special meeting, Parliament approved a supplementary budget of Shs283 billion for the ministry of Transport to clear the balance meant for two planes that would form the foundation of the revived Uganda Airlines.
However on Monday, government said due to unbearable changes the two planes will be delivered on April 23.
While addressing journalists at Parliament on Tuesday, committee chairperson Kafeero Ssekitoleko said Azuba will explain the details of the agreement which was made between Uganda and the Airbus Plane Manufacturers.
“I have instructed the committee clerk to write to the minister so as she can appear before the committee tomorrow morning to Explain why the planes are not here as promised in the parliamentary sitting,” said Ssekitoleko, also MP Nakifuuma.
Jonathan Odur, the MP for Erute South said Parliament and the public need a clear explanation from the minister to avoid mistrust from in both parliament and the ministry.
“We want the minister and other officials to come and explain what caused the delay. Otherwise, the delay could lead to speculation which is not good,” Odur said.