By our reporter

Government has approved Uganda Airlines and it will start its operations in October this year.

The development was unearthed by Captain Mike Mukula, who said the airlines will have ultra-modern aircrafts.

He tweeted,” Uganda Airlines has been approved by cabinet and will be up and flying by October this year >> the flying crane will have ultra-modern aircrafts * watch this space as NRM implements it’s manifesto,”

Meanwhile, for over two decades , Uganda has been without a national airline. This has left its citizens with a costly option, of buying air tickets from foreign airlines.

In 2016, President Yoweri Museveni directed Minister for Works and Transport to conclude discussions with investors to help Uganda start a national airline as a matter of urgency.

The Uganda Airlines, which was established in May 1976 under the Idi Amin government, was in 2001 liquated over heavy debts that stood at a tune of more than $6m (about Shs21b). The debt had been reduced from $12m (42.8b).

The liquidation, a painful reality, did not settle in well with a number of stakeholders, who blamed government for deliberately killing the airline.