The Uganda national carrier, Uganda Airlines, has become the butt of all jokes after a man was caught hawking grasshoppers in flight. This has prompted the airline to say that it was considering introducing the grasshopper meal known as Nsenene in its flight to tame future grasshopper hawking ventures in its flights.
In the plane that was heading to Dubai from Entebbe on Friday, November 26, passengers were seen hanging around the hawker without observing any health protocols.
“We do not condone the acts of the passenger selling Nsenene and low standards of serving it to people who were buying it. We will not take this conduct on board lightly because it undermines the spirit of the national carrier,” the Airline said in a statement. “We are considering adding nsenene, a Uganda delicacy to our menu for regional and international flights on request. This addition of nsenene to our menu will bring the Ugandan culture to the world.”
While the act of hawking widely drew hilarious memes from Uganda’s neighbouring countries, Ugandans took to the net to celebrate the possible introduction of the insect on Uganda flight meals.
One user wrote: “It’s unnecessary! This is our national airline and this meal is a common delicacy which this season around was pretty scarce, let’s just learn from this. Good enough Uganda Airlines has made a very clear statement that this meal will be included on the onboard menu.”
Below is the video of the man hawking the insect: