Questions have been raised by some Ugandans after one passenger aboard a Uganda Airlines flight to South Africa from Entebbe questioned the use of a foreign language aboard.
Caesar Okello Okumu on Friday was made uncomfortable while aboard the morning flight, when the crew started using English and Afrikaans to communicate with the passengers.
Mr. Thomas Obita, a security expert, says that perhaps this was necessitated by the number of the people on the flight and what languages were most likely to cater for the majority.
This was similar to a view given by the Shakila Rahim Lamar, the Head of Corporate Affairs at Uganda Airlines who said each airlines has a policy they use by in most cases, the language used at any one time might be influenced by a dominant nationality. She also said a language which is local to a person gives a feeling of personal attachment. Ms. Lamir speaking…..
Monica Rubombora, the Country Manager, Uganda Airlines says there is no problem communicating in a language that most of the passengers understand and it is the reason that usually more than one language is used in most cases. END