Completion of Kabaale international airport pushed to December 2023

The completion of the Kabaale International airport in Hoima has been pushed to December 2023 due to a lack of funds to complete the control tower and other operations.

The airport, which will handle oil-related cargo, was supposed to be completed in February 2023 and handed over to the government.

According to SBC limited the company contracted to construct Hoima International Airport, the works are at 82% completion.

Michael Mugerwa a chemical engineer at UNOC told the MPs who were on the tour of the subregion that the extension in the date of handover is not linked to international pressure over the construction of the oil pipeline.

“We shall do all it takes to execute this task, however the date that has been highlighted is not linked to the international pressure”, Mugerwa said.

The parliamentary trade committee that visited the airport for its oversight role, was left with so many unanswered questions which they task the executive to answer.

MPs asked the government to ensure that funds are provided to avoid such delays.