Ms Olive Birungi Lumonya.

Ms Olive Birungi Lumonya, has been appointed the deputy director general of the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA).

Ms Lumonya, who has been the national director of SOS Children’s Village, becomes the first female to occupy the position that has been relinquished by Fred Bamwesigye.

Mr Bamwesigye has since been appointed the Director General of UCAA.

“In accordance with Part IV Section 16 of the Civil Aviation Authority Act cap 354 and on the advice of the UCAA Board, I hereby appoint you as deputy director general of the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority…” read in part the appointment dated October 5 and issued by Minister for Works, Transport and Communication, Gen Edward Katumba Wamala.

CAA’s Manager of Public Affairs, Mr Vianney Mpungu Luggya, confirmed the appointment.

“This is to confirm that Ms Olive Birungi Lumonya was appointed as deputy director general of Uganda Civil Aviation Authority on October 5 and she will be reporting to work on November 15,” Mr Luggya wrote.

Ms Lumonya is one of the 21 people who applied for the job of director general when it was first advertised on March 15.

Ms Lumonya holds a Master in Business Administration from the Eastern and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI) and a Mass Communication degree from Makerere University. 

She is also a chartered marketer, certified balanced champion and an African Board Fellow.

Ms Lumonya has more than 20 years of leadership and working experiences in both the corporate and non-governmental organisations sectors having worked  with Nile Breweries Ltd as brand marketing manager, National Social Security Fund as head of marketing, communication and SOS Children’s Villages.