There are goons who have solicited money from some journalists across the country to win jobs at the National Flagship carrier, the Uganda Airlines.
The Journalists who asked not to be named come from regions such as Masaka, Mbarara and Mubende.
According to the journalists, the impersonators first wrote emails to them using email@example.com, asking them to apply for jobs at the aviation company. The airlines recently announced a series of jobs that Ugandans should apply for.
“This is an outsourcing call for applications at Uganda Airlines, the National Carrier of the Republic of Uganda based at Entebbe International Airport. We are now accepting applications for a number of job opportunities, and if you feel eligible to be part of our company, apply,” part of an email to a journalist in Masaka reads.
The email, sent to five different people Entebbe Post has spoken to, seeks the scribe’s application to fill the now un operating Public Relations Department of the Airline company.
“I applied, thinking that since they have outsourced, I would be competent enough to fill the position. I was however dismayed to find another mail from the same email address, requesting me to call a one Nkalubo, guising as a Service manager for guidance.”
The journalists who asked not to be named for fear of their bosses getting angry with their desire to leave the Journalism world said they, upon calling Nkalubo on telephone number 0754147758, they were asked to pay a kickback of Ugx 3.5 million if they all wanted to get the job.
“I had asked my other colleague in Mbarara to also apply. So, we all wondered why we were sent a similar copy of the mail in Blank Carbon Copies (bcc) at the same time and were all asked the same amount of money,” Richard Kasasa one Journalist in Mubende told this website.
Entebbe Post has learnt that Kasasa at the time he had realized he had been conned had already sent Ugx 1.9 million to Nkalubo Musa’s number.
It has been established by this website that those soliciting money do not work for the Uganda Airlines company. The Uganda Airlines Ag Managing Director Jennifer Bamuturaki was not available for a comment. However, a source in the Uganda Airlines Company said there is no such Service officer in the company.
“We even do not have any employee called Musa Nkalubo,” the source said.
During the revival of the Uganda Airlines Company recently, an unknown group of people created a parallel Uganda Airlines website which conned several Ugandans of money as they applied for tickets to travel abroad.
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