UCC Director Mutabazi steps down as his Contract runs out

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Bowed out; Eng. Godfrey Mutabazi; File Photo

The Executive Director of Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) Eng. Godfrey Mutabazi will not step in office tomorrow following expiry of his contract which is pending renewal.

According to a communication that was made on the commission’s social media site, Eng. Godfrey Mutabazi’s contract as UCC Executive Director expires on 9th February 2020, and today is his last working day in office since it has not been renewed.

The post confirms that the Director Engineering and Communications Infrastructure Eng. Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo will take over Mutabazi’s office in acting capacity pending Mutabazi’s contract renewal.

Sources indicate that before he left office, former ICT minister Hon. Frank Tumwebaze notified President Museveni seeking advice on the status of Mutabazi’s contract but got no response.

Eng. Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo. File Photo

“Since the President is yet respond, the board thought it wise to appoint someone to act as we look for a substantive executive director,” Ibrahim Bbosa UCC spokesperson 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.

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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