Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has confirmed plans to revive the country’s defunct national carrier. Founded by Uganda’s former dictator Idi Amin in 1976, Uganda Airlines was liquidated in the 1990s by Museveni’s government under a broader programme to privatise troubled state firms and open up the economy to private enterprise. In a speech to parliament, Museveni said: “The Government will revive the Uganda Airlines. We have already booked slots for the manufacture of medium and long– distance planes.” He did not confirm where he had secured the aircraft from but sources suggest he could have secured Bombardier aircraft.

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