The Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) has clarified on the poster restricting photography and filming at the Entebbe International Airport.
On Thursday, the poster gained widespread attention. Many people expressed their disgust, calling it a dishonorable ruse to cover up recent mischief that had been exposed on social media.
Others questioned the timing, while others pondered the reasoning behind the ban, which appears to go against UCAA’s earlier promise to take action in response to complaints of misconduct, including extortion at the airport, if the complainants provided reliable evidence, including videos and photos.
In a statement issued by UCAA this morning, they claimed that the reminder message restricting photography and filming is only intended for operational restricted/sensitive areas within the terminal building at the airport.
“This is to clarify that the reminder message restricting photography and filming relates only to operational restricted or sensitive areas within the terminal building such as security screening areas and equipment, among other sensitive areas,” UCAA said in a statement.
“We are committed to implementing measures for a better passenger experience, but airport security and the safety of all will not be compromised. However, selfies and other memorable video moments may be undertaken in the pre-boarding and duty-free area after the last security check or at the landside before accessing the security restricted area,” UCAA added.