Ms Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo has been appointed to act as the executive director of Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), replacing Mr Godfrey Mutabazi, whose 10-year contract expires on February 9.
“Today (Friday) makes his last official working day. Given the fact that the sector we deal in is so sensitive, it’s only prudent that we get an executive director after the expiry of his (Eng Mutabazi)’s contract,” said Mr Ibrahim Bosa, UCC spokesperson.
Mr Bosa said UCC board last year wrote to the then ICT minister Mr Frank Tumwebaze recommending for the renewal of Mr Mutabazi’s contract for another term.
Mr Tumwebaze in turn wrote to President Museveni seeking advice but got no response.
“Since the President is yet respond, the board thought it wise to appoint someone to act as we look for a substantive executive director,” he said.
Ms Sewankambo’s appointment letter was written by ICT Minister, Ms Judith Nabakooba who also said her office is yet to get Mr Museveni’s response on the request to renew Mr Mutabazi’s contract.
“Considering that the executive director’s tenure of office expires on February 9, 2020, he hands over office to avert an unlawful stay in office without a formal contract. That the director, engineering and communications infrastructure, Engineer Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo takes over as the acting executive director until a substantive director is appointed,” reads part of the February 7 letter written by Ms Nabakooba to the UCC board chairperson Eng Dr Dorothy Okello.
According to the UCC Act, the executive director shall be appointed by the minister on the recommendation of the board.
“The executive director shall hold office for five years and shall be eligible for reappointment for only one further term,” the UCC Act reads in part.
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