The government has inaugurated a new Board of Directors to steer the operations of the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited – UETCL for the next three years.
This follows the ejection of Peter Ucanda led board on allegations of corruption and financial mismanagement. UETCL stakeholders resolved at their meeting held on March 15th, 2022 to disband the old board.
The affected board members including Chris Mugisha, Sarah Irumba, Richard Santo Apire, Grace Achieng Obura, and Abdon Atwine decided to petition Finance Minister Matia Kasaija on March 21, 2022, denying the corruption allegations leveled against them and pleaded for their reinstatement to no avail.
The six new member board is led by Kwame Ejalu Ejuku as chairperson. The others are Sharon Achiro Loka (Independent Director), Eng. Innocent Oboko Yotkum (Independent Director), and Sylvia Muwebwa Nabatanzi (Independent Director, James Mukholi Wamukota (Non-Independent Director), representative of the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, and Eng. Cecilia Nakiranda Menya, also a Non-Independent Director representing the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development. Both Ministries are the majority shareholders in UETCL.
The new Board members who were appointed effective April 7th, 2022 were inaugurated from the Energy Ministry headquarters at Amber House in Kampala Wednesday at a ceremony presided over by Minister Ruth Nankabirwa Ssentamu.
Nankabirwa tasked the new Board Chairperson to ensure that the board is well inducted about UETCL to enable the members to get well acquainted with their roles and responsibilities to meet the interest of the Company.
Evelyn Anite, the State Minister for Finance in charge of privatization warned the Board members against corruption, which she said led to the disbandment of the old board.
Kwame Ejalu Ejuku, who boasts of 22 years of experience in the insurance brokerage and pension management observed that the new team was well instituted with the requisite competence to deliver on their mandate.
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