KAMPALA – President Yoweri Museveni has on June 4 praised Eng. Irene Kaggwa Ssewamkambo, the acting Executive Director of Uganda Communications Communication for being an incorruptible civil servant.
The President who was delivering his 6th term agenda in the State-of-the-Nation-Address at Kololo Independence Grounds described Eng. Irene Kaggwa as one of the incorruptible new breed of young passionate Ugandans.
He said he had been briefed that the acting Executive Director is doing a very good job at UCC.
“I have been discussing with my children, who are now senior adults, the timeliness of creating the DRA (the Descendants’ Resistance Army I) to take forward the work of the original NRA of their parents. This fraternity, recently recommended to me one of their group. When I talked to her about a certain job, her answer was: “No, Mzee, that is not my “pession”, as they speak in their exotic accent. These are people who work for passion, not money. Against resistance”.
“I put one of them, Ms. Irene Kaggwa, to manage Uganda Communication Commission (UCC). She is doing a commendable and clean job from the little I hear of,” the President said.
Eng Irene Kaggwa Ssewankambo in February 2020 replaced Engineer Godfrey Mutabazi, whose two consecutive five-year contracts had expired.
Eng. Irene Kaggwa possesses a vast experience in the ICT sector spanning policy development, research, regulation, and implementation in various aspects including internet development, licensing, universal access, quality of service, numbering resource management as well as promotion of research and innovation.
An engineer by profession, Mrs. Sewankambo holds a Master of Science in Communications Systems and Signal Processing from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom and a Master of Science in Economic Management and Policy (Business Economic Pathway) from the University of Strathclyde in the United Kingdom. She acquired her Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Makerere University Kampala.
Prior to this appointment, Mrs. Sewankambo was the Director for Engineering and Communication Infrastructure at the Uganda Communications Commission.