President Museveni appoints new EOC leaders
President Museveni has appointed Safia Jjuko Nalule as new Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) Chairperson, replacing Sylvia Muwebwa Nabatanzi Ntambi.
The President also appointed Mr. Ojok Joel Cox as Vice Chairperson while Denis Tumusime, Zaidi Ibrahim Edema and Sr. Mary Wasagali have been appointed as members of the commission.
Early this year, the contracts of officials at the Commission (EOC) reportedly ran out and the President had since been consulting on the matter.
The expiry of the contracts came at a time when the chairperson, Sylivia Muwebwa Ntambi was facing corruption charges along with other officials; Agnes Enid Kamahoro, Moses Mugabe, Mpitsi Mujuni, Ronnie Kwesiga, Manasseh Kwihangana, Harriet Byangire, Evans Jjemba, Sarah Nassanga and Sunday Nicholus Olwor.
Museveni declined to renew Ntambi’s contract despite her efforts to get her contract renewed.
In a letter dated February 19, to the Under Secretary Finance and Administration, Equal Opportunities Commission, Mr. Kibenge directed that since Ntambi and some of her colleagues’ contract expired and are still waiting for President’s action on the tenure of the commission on whether to extend its mandate or appoint a new one, it was prudent that the affected individuals handed over office.
The prosecution had alleged that Ntambi conspired with her co-accused to steal the money which they paid to themselves as per diem for editing and drafting the Equal Opportunities Commission HIV/AIDS workplace policy yet none of them was entitled to it.