Equal Opportunities Commission Boss Ntambi refuses to leave office

Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) Chairperson Sylvia Muwebwa Ntambi has allegedly refused to hand over office as she continues to play hide and seek with the government.

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Aggrey Kibenge earlier ordered the EOC chairperson to handover office on February 5, 2021, a few days after her contract had expired.

 A month now, the embattled leader still hasn’t yet handed over office and the official government vehicle under number plate UG 0931T to the commission.

Sylvia’s contract expired on January 19, 2021 after several efforts of lobbying for a contract renewal. She was also struggling with corruption charges.

According to a petition dated 22nd May 2019, a whistleblower accused the chairperson of causing loss of over Ugx 200 million through termination of workers contracts, forcing others to resign, replacing them with her relatives and friends.

Since she took over the leadership of the commission, the whistleblower said, Ntambi has unfairly dismissed up to 11 staff, terminated more than 10 staff contracts while four contracts have not been renewed.

In 2017/ 2018, the Auditor General advised the commission to employ people on permanent contracts however the chairperson declined and this has since led to financial losses.

She is also accused of directing the collection of Ugx 100 million which they had approved in the commission meeting and the said money was to be used as kickbacks for individuals who worked hard for passing of the commission budget in 2018/19

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