The chairperson of the Committee on Commissions, Statutory and State Enterprises (COSASE), Joel Ssenyonyi, said that he had received threats after grilling Uganda Airlines CEO, Jennifer Bamutaraki, and other airline officials over irregularities at the institution.
Earlier this week, COSASE kicked off the Uganda Airlines probe into losses amounting to over Shs160b, lack of job grades, strategic plan, poor management of contract files, and failure to seek approval from the National Information Technology Authority – NITA Uganda for procurement of IT software, among others.
COSASE questioned the requisite qualifications of Bamutaraki before putting her on the spot for enormous paychecks at the institution, with her position earning Shs87m monthly.
Through his official Twitter handle, Ssenyonyi claimed that he’s being threatened by Tourism Minister Tom Butime.
“Yesterday, I got a call from Tourism Minister Tom Butime, threatening and intimidating me over the Uganda Airlines probe, because apparently, Jennifer Bamuturaki is his relative,” reads Ssenyonyi’s tweet in part.
He further revealed that he had reported the case to the Central Police Station.
“No one, I repeat, no one will cause me to back down,” he said.