Fred Bamwesigye has been confirmed as the new Director General of the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
According to a September, 28 appointment instrument by the Works and Transport Minister which this website has seen, Bamwesigye’s term of office starts October 1,2021(today).
“In accordance with part IV , section 14(1) of the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority Act cap354, I hereby appoint you as Director General, Uganda Civil Aviation Authority,” the instrument reads in part.
Bamwesigye, has been serving in the Acting capacity since the retirement of David Kakuba in June last year.
He will serve for the next three years according to the instrument of appointment.
“We join the aviation fraternity in congratulating Mr. Fred K. Bamwesigye following appointment as Director General of Uganda Civil Aviation Authority. We wish him tremendous success in steering the Authority in ‘maintaining the highest standards of safety, security and service in civil aviation,” CAA tweeted on Friday morning.
According to the instrument, Mr Bamwesigye will enjoy numerous contractual benefits that include an annual leave of 36 working days per year and leave allowance, service gratuity, medical care for himself, the spouse and six registered dependents.
Born 54 years ago in Ruhaama, Ntungamo district, Bamwesigye previously served as the Human Resource Manager for NEMA before he joined CAA in the same capacity.
The Uganda Civil Aviation Authority is a body mandated by the government for licensing, monitoring, and regulating civil aviation matters in the country.
CAA is in charge of Entebbe International Airport and other airports and aerodromes, both government and privately owned in the country.