The Anti- Corruption Court in Kampala has extended criminal summons against embattled Equal Opportunities Commission chairperson, Sylvia Muwebwa Ntambi who is facing corruption charges.
Chief magistrate, Pamela Lamunu Ocaya extended the summons to October 7 following a request for an extension by prosecutor Harriet Ongom, after Ntambi failed to appear before the court.
Ntambi was due to appear before the court today together with nine other employees of the commission.
Ntambi and her staff are facing 25 counts of causing financial loss, conspiracy to defraud, embezzlement, corruption, and abuse of office.
Her co-accused are Ms. Agnes Enid Kamahoro, 48, the senior personal secretary, Mr. Moses Mugabe, 38, a senior monitoring and evaluation officer, Mr. Mujuni Mpitsi, 49, secretary, Ms. Harriet Byangire, 37, a senior accountant, Mr. Ronnie Kwesiga, 33, acting accounts assistant, Mr. Evans Jjemba, 35, principal compliance officer, Mr. Manasseh Kwihangana, 39, a senior compliance officer.
Others are Ms. Sarah Nassanga, 43, an office attendant and Mr. Nicholas Sunday Olwor, 51, an undersecretary.
According to the charge sheet signed by Jane Frances Abodo, the Director of Public Prosecution, Ntambi, Mujuni Mpitsi, Mugabe and Jemba conspired to defraud the government of sh35,002,000. The prosecution further alleges that the accused claimed the money to undertake an audit exercise of the Rural Electrification Programme in Uganda which activity is said to have not taken place.