Soroti Flying School Receives Boost of Ugx 1. 2 Billion

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Alex Okello Bwangamoi, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of works and transport says the money was reallocated from none priority areas.

Soroti flying school has received a boost of 1.2 billion shillings from the Ministry of Works and Transport, URN has learnt. The money was disbursed to the school accounts on 15thNovember 2013.
Alex Okello Bwangamoi, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of works and transport says the money was reallocated from none priority areas from the ministry.

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Recently, URN ran a story in which officials of Soroti flying school complained of financial difficulties. Ronald Lodiong, the acting Director Soroti Flying School says the school is indebted to the tune of 982 million Uganda shillings. He explains that the outstanding debt covers aviation fuel, spares and food supplies.

Lodiong says that 331 million shillings out of the 982 million shillings will go towards insurance. He says the 1.2 billion shillings will not even cover the bills for September and October. Alex Okello Bwangamoi, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of works and transport has promised to mobilize more funds for the school.
  
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Due to financial constraints all the aircrafts of Soroti Flying Academy are grounded and need to be overhauled in Nairobi

 

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Salume Among
Salume Among is the Mbale URN bureau chief. Among has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Among started her career in 2000 as a freelance writer for Etop newspaper before starting to write for its mother paper, The New Vision. She also wrote for the Vision Group's XFM radio station from 2008 until she left to join URN.

Among has a keen interest in local politics having been a youth representative in the Soroti variously between 1996 and 2010. Among also regularly reports on health, education, the environment and sports.