The Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) has recently issued a statement regarding the growing claims of extortion at Entebbe Airport. The issue came to light after rapper Don MC Kapata disclosed that he missed a flight due to refusing to pay a bribe of 3.7 million Ugandan shillings. In a tweet, the rapper claimed that the airport is full of arrogant, incompetent, and corrupt workers whose main job is to make travelers miss their flights intentionally.
UCAA has stated that it takes these allegations of corruption very seriously and is currently investigating the matter. The Authority has urged any individuals who have experienced similar situations to come forward and report the incidents to the relevant authorities.
Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) has also emphasized that the airport staff is there to ensure the safety and security of travelers, and not to extort them. The Authority has pledged to take all necessary measures to ensure that such incidents do not occur in the future.
The incident involving Don MC Kapata is not the first time that claims of corruption at Entebbe Airport have been brought to light. In recent years, there have been several reports of airport staff demanding bribes from travelers in exchange for allowing them to pass through security or board their flights.
These allegations of corruption not only put a dent on the reputation of the country but also negatively impact the tourism industry. It’s important for the government to take action to address these issues and ensure that travelers have a positive experience while passing through the airport.
In conclusion, the UCAA’s statement is a step in the right direction in addressing the extortion claims at Entebbe Airport. However, it’s important for the government to take action to ensure that such incidents do not occur in the future. The airport staff should be held accountable for their actions and the government should take steps to improve the situation at the airport. It’s also important for travelers to report any incidents of corruption they experience to the relevant authorities.
Entebbe airport Is full of Ignorant,arrogant,Incompetent ,corrupt….. beings …These guys’ main Job is to make travellers miss their flights..
Recently I missed my flight because I refused to give them 1000 dollars they asked for so they could allow me on the flight whose….. pic.twitter.com/MErHjOfjmM
— DON MC KAPATA (@DONMCKAPATA) January 18, 2023