KAMPALA – The Equal Opportunites Commission boss Sylvia Muwebwa Nabatanzi Ntambi will hand over office this Friday, February 5, after President Museveni, called time on her deployment.
Ms Ntambi’s term of office ended on January 19, 2021 and President Museveni who is the appointing authority has declined to renew her contract. Ms Ntambi is facing charges before the Anti-Corruption court.
The tail end of Muwebwa’s contract was mired in controversy after being charged with corruption and abuse of office.
Last week, she swore an affidavit changing her name from Sylvia Ntambi Muwebwa to Sylvia Muwebwa Nabatanzi. It was perceived as an attempt to clean up her image after her name having drowned in corruption scandals.
Ms Ntambi is currently battling offences of Conspiracy to Defraud (2 counts) and Corruption, contrary to Section 309 of the Penal Code Act and Section 2 (t) of the Anti-Corruption Act 2009.
In the case sanctioned by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Muwebwa and nine others are accused of conspiring to defraud govenrment of Shs35m between 19th November 2018 30th April 2019.
She is charged of conspiring to defraud govenrment of Shs9.48m.
On several occasions, Ms Ntambi skipped court summons and on October 29 2020, she was remanded to Kigo prison when she finally made a court appearance. She was bailed on November 4, 2020.