Passengers aboard Uganda Airlines plane were last evening delayed at Julius Nyerere International Airport, Dar es Salaam in Tanzania for hours after it ran out of fuel.
The airlines said the delay was affected by a mix up in delayed fuel delivery to the Aircraft at the airport.
“Allow us to apologise for the prolonged delay at Julius Nyerere International Airport, Dar es Salaam that occurred yesterday ( July 12) on our flight UR 321.
Our service was affected by a mix up in delayed fuel delivery to the Aircraft caused by our supplier in Dar es Salaam,” reads part of the statement issued by the Airlines management on Tuesday morning before adding that the matter has been taken up with supplier “to ensure a repeat of the same does not occur in future.”
Ever since Uganda revived its airline, it has been facing management challenges, former transport minister Monica Azuba Ntege – who was in charge of its revival process until 2019, was sacked.
Sources say politicians and well-connected people were lobbying for inexperienced relatives to be employed or to win supply contracts for Uganda Airlines. At the peak of the election season, politicians who felt they had helped the airline during the revival process went knocking on the door of the CEO to ask for campaign donations.
PHOTO CREDIT : DAILY MONITOR
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