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Uganda Airlines CEO allegedly unqualified and earning shs. 87m



Parliament’s Committee on State Authorities and State Enterprises (Cosase) discovered that the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Uganda Airlines, Ms Jennifer Bamuturaki, did not meet the minimum academic qualification for the job at the time of her appointment. (Post graduate degree)

The committee chaired by the Nakawa West MP, Mr Joel Ssenyonyi, indicated that at the time of her appointment, Ms Bamuturaki only had a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Works and Social Administration and lacked a post graduate qualification, as it had been required.

Whereas Ms Bamuturaki possesses most of other qualifications raised in the copy of the advert, it was noted that she did not have a post graduate training in administration or any other business-related course. 

She also has a 15-year  minimum experience which silences the 10-year experience that was required of applicants.  Ms Bamuturaki, however, indicated that she is currently pursuing Master of Arts degree in Public Administration at Makerere University. 

She went ahead to inform the journalists that what the position (CEO) requires is the skill not academic documents; which skill she possesses.

Ms. Bamuturaki says she attained the skills from International Air Transport Association (IATA); which does not issue out a degree but rather certificates and diplomas, and that if she adds all her certificates they are an equivalent of the diploma. But she already posseses a Bachelors degree in social work administration, which makes her fit for the position.

Ms. Bamuturaki went ahead to reject the statistical figures mentioned as her salary (shs. 87m) . She claimed to be earning less than that though she didn’t disclose the exact salary.

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