Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda
|Edward Mike Ndawula
The Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), is the government agency responsible for the licensing, monitoring and regulating civil aviation matters. It is administered by the Uganda Ministry of Works and Transport.
The authority's head offices are at Entebbe International Airport, approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi), by road, south of Kampala, the capital and largest city in Uganda. The coordinates of the Uganda CAA Headquarters are:0°02'23.0"N, 32°26'53.0"E (Latitude:0.039722; Longitude:32.448056).
The agency was created by an Act of Parliament in 1994 as a state agency of the Ministry of Transport, Housing and Communication. As of January 2015[update], it is now under the Ministry of Works and Transport. The mandate of the CAA is to coordinate and oversee Uganda's aviation industry, including licensing, regulation, air search and rescue, air traffic control, ownership of airports and aerodromes and Ugandan and international aviation law. It also represents Uganda in an international capacity within the aviation community and in all other aviation matters. As of January 2013[update], the CAA regulates civil aviation and managed Entebbe Airport and 13 other airports.
Organization and operations
- Directorate of Airports and Aviation Security
- Directorate of Air Navigation Services
- Directorate of Safety, Security & Economic Regulation
- Directorate of Finance
- Directorate of Human Resources and Administration
- Directorate of Corporate Affairs
In January 2015, the Minister of Works & Transportation Engineer Abraham Byandala, unveiled a 20-year plan to increase international airports from one five; regional airports from two to three and improve six existing local airports. The plan also calls for the improvement of Entebbe International Airport by, among other things: (a) expand the passenger terminal (b) expand the cargo-handling area (c) build a multi-storey parking deck and (d) build a larger fuel tank area. The renovations to Entebbe International Airport are estimated at US$264 million (USh:750 billion). Another $200 million or so will be needed to complete the upgrades to the other airports. In February 2015, the Government of South Korea, through the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), gave the Government of Uganda a grant of USh27 billion (US$10 million), towards modernization of Entebbe International Airport.
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