Big Story! MAF Defies President Museveni Directive On Govt’s Repossession Of Kajjansi Airfield


Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is under fire for defying President Yoweri  Kaguta Museveni’s directive of handing over Kajjansi Airfield to the Government of Uganda.

We’ve learnt that on top of defying the presidential directive, MAF management has allegedly continued mistreating other users of this air field to an extent of over charging them.


In February 2023, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni wrote to the Minister of Works and Transport, Hon. Gen Katumba Wamala requesting MIF to hand over the airfield to the Government of Uganda.

The letter from the President clearly showed that MAF was using the Kajjansi air field for more than 25 years on contract but he was not ready to renew their contract which is expired.

“I have received a complaint from a transport and passenger aircraft owner known as Bar Aviation against Mission Aviation Fellowship – MAF, another co-user of the Kajjansi Air-field. It seems the original license to operate an Aircraft was to MAF, 25 years ago. Bar is complaining about intrusion by MAF, being overcharged, etc,” President Museveni letter reads in part.

The President further directed Gen. Katumba to  thus; Get involved in those matters and resolve them.

The President’s letter further reads that; “it maybe better for Government to repossess the ownership of the Airstrip and also be responsible for security. That would, then, make all the other users on equitable basis,” president Museveni wrote

Museveni's letter
President Museveni’s directive reads

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)

Ownership. The airfield is owned and operated by Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF), an international Christian humanitarian relief and development organisation.

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