Uganda’s national army, the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) is scheduled to transfer its airforce wing effective March, 2011.
The UPDF airforce is currently congested at Entebbe Sub district. The army will start transferring the airforce to Nakasongola after President Museveni told Gen. Katumba Wamala that he was not pleased with the force being at Entebbe.
The Chief of Defence Forces, Gen Edward Katumba Wamala confirms that soon the airforce will be transferred to Nakasongola, Central Uganda. The members of the public have welcomed the move because the army europlanes had been colliding with passenger planes.
The Nakasongola air base was built by the then president of Uganda, Iddi Amin, in the 1970s as the headquarters of the air force.