According to Tamale Mirundi, the president’s spokesman, Museveni’s decision to fly on a British Airways flight in economy class was a signal to the Government officials that undertaking official trips in business and first class may be no more.
“If the President can travel economy class, it is an indication that spending colossal sums of money by Government officials on business and first class is going to stop. He wanted to find out the difficulties travellers face in flying economy class and why Government officials complain about the economy class,” said Mirundi.
The President’s spokesman stressed that there was no problem with the presidential jet. “We don’t have any problem with the jet. He just wanted to travel as an ordinary passenger.”