Management Watch: Meet David Kakuba, CAA’s Director General

David Mpango Kakuba is the Director General of the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority – UCAA, a body charged with the regulation of Air Transport in Uganda.

Before the appointment as Director General, he was Deputy Managing Director of the same body for nine years.

Before joining Uganda Civil Aviation Authority, Kakuba was a Director Management Services/Corporation Secretary for National Water and Sewerage Corporation, a utility charged with the provision of Water and Sewerage Services in urban areas of Uganda for 14 years.

Earlier he worked as Deputy Board Secretary of Uganda Electricity Board for six years.

Immediately after College he worked as a Senior Magistrate with the Judicial Department of Uganda.

Dr. Kakuba holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Business Administration and a Bachellor’s degree of Laws. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

Dr. Kakuba is a seasoned professional Company Secretary:- He has practical management experience and commitment to Results-Oriented management.

He is a good negotiator with Trade Unions and believer in Corporate Industrial harmony.

Kakuba is believed to be a good communicator according to other members of UCAA’s top management, with a demonstrated high degree of initiative, self-motivation and proven ability of maintaining consistently high standards of work even with excessive pressure especially in a changing business environment that needs appropriate change management skills.

He cherishes adhering to good corporate governance principles and he is happily married.

Kakuba together with Management of the Aviation Authority have overseen the upgrade and expansion of Entebbe International Airport which includes the expansion of the Passenger terminals, the repairs in the run ways, expansion of the cargo terminals and the Aircraft parking Aprons.

He also over saw the amendment of the Civil Aviation Authority Act and the construction of a larger security search park close to the UCAA head office.

Kakuba has also lived to see passenger and cargo traffic to and from the country through Entebbe International Airport to more than 1.9 million passengers in 2019, the highest in Uganda’s Aviation history.

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