Works minister urges CAA to expand and upgrade Entebbe International Airport

The Minister of Works and Transport Monica Ntegge Azuba has urged the Civil Aviation Authority to expand and upgrade Entebbe International Airport to high standards and meet the expectations of the various stakeholders such as air travellers and development partners.

She has also called upon the contactors who are currently working on upgrading the airport to meet their contractual obligations by observing the highest quality standards so that tax payers get value for money.

The minister was speaking last evening at the Civil Aviation Authority Jubilee stakeholders’ dinner at the Kampala Serena hotel.

She also lauded the aviation body for the strides it has made over the last 25 years which has seen an exponential increase in cargo handled through Entebbe Airport from 5200 metric tonnes in 1991 to 55,000 metric tonnes as of 2014.

Meanwhile speaking during the same function, the Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and antiquities Ephraim Kamuntu re-echoed warnings that continuous unrest in the country is hurting the tourism industry and called for calm to ensure that the industry thrives.