THE UN Observer Mission in Congo (MONUC) should pay over US$7m (sh5b) it owes the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), MPs have recommended.
Apollo Mubiru writes that MPs on the works parliamentary committee yesterday said the money should be paid so that CAA uses it to renovate Entebbe international airport, which they said had been destroyed by heavy MONUC loads.
The committee chaired by Nathan Byanyima (Bukanga) said landing fees, which are used for repair and maintenance of runways, as well as parking fees, were compulsory.
â€œThe CAA needs money to provide standard services. How does government expect it to execute its obligations when some of its sources of revenue are blocked?â€ asked Gagawala Wambuzi (Bulamogi).
MONUC has not paid landing fees since August 2003, saying it had been exempted.
MPs rap MONUC on airport revenue