A Chinese man, names withheld was found in possession of forged documents indicating he is the Uganda Airlines’ official agent in Beijing.
Uganda police has started investigating about this Chinese man after finding him with several documents.
Police believes that these are forged government letters including one from Foreign Minister Gen Jeje Odong.
“We arrested him after we got a complain from the Airlines. Our personnel trace in in Entebbe. We are going to investigate after which we shall take him to courst of law where he will be charged with forgery and fraud,” Owoyesigire told the media.
Oweyesire confirmed the man had in their possession fake letters of authorization purportedly from Uganda Airlines allowing his company called Beijing Gendui Gengdui International Travel Agency Co ltd to act as Uganda Airlines official sales agents in China.
According to other sources, the man is believed to be a proprietor of Sunmaker Energy (Uganda) co. Ltd in Bugolobi, Kampala Uganda and as also a partner for Beijing Gendui Gengdui International Travel agency Co.Ltd in Beijing China.
The Chinese man is currently detained at Entebbe police (file no. Ebb CRB 1275/2021) over attempts to defraud Uganda Airlines.
Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire confirmed this.
The Uganda Airlines Public Relations Manager Shakira Rahim says that the man was known to only have sought an introductory letter on behalf Beijing Gendui Gengdui International Travel Agency Co.Ltd.
He added on that the Chinese man could take to his business partners and the China Aviation Authority to show that he was in negotiations for private charter services.
It is said that after getting the introductory letter from the airlines company, the Chinese man and a Ugandan counterpart reportedly went and altered it by changing the subject matter from “Introduction letter to ‘authorization’, which they wished to portray as giving them rights to handle all the ground and flight services for Uganda Airlines in China.