Parliament Orders Investigations Into Entebbe International Airport

By Brenda Namugenyi

Parliament has directed the works and transport ministry to give a status report on allegations of extortion and frustration of passenger at the airport by employees at the country’s only international Airport.

The Airport has been at the spotlight following a social media backlash after passengers protested acts of extortion from employees, some reaching an extent of frustrating them and missing flights.

The civil aviation authority has already suspended over ten employees from different agencies for making passengers miss flights because they could not afford a bribe of $100 or more.

Thomas Teyebwa the deputy speaker has directed that the ministry of works updates the country on what actions have been taken against which employees and why the ministry had not taken action on a Vice reported to have taken a sometime, affecting hundreds of passengers using Entebbe Airpor.

The inspector general of government Betty Kamya has also taken over investigations of the same.

Extortion and corruption at Entebbe Airport has forced some Ugandans to resort to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for flights.

Several government arms are up to fight extortion and restore sanity.

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