The chairperson of the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC), Sylvia Muwebwa Ntambi is due to appear before the Anti-Corruption Court tomorrow.
Ntambi was summoned last week by the court’s chief magistrate, Pamela Lamunu Ocaya to appear before her on September 30 to answer the charges against her. The summons followed the amendment of the charge sheet that already had nine employees of the commission to include Ntambi.
Africa Tembelea understands that Ntambi and nine commission employees face 25 counts of causing financial loss, conspiracy to defraud, embezzlement, corruption, and abuse of office.
Her co-accused are Mujuni Mpitsi, the Secretary to the Commission, Olwor Sunday Nicholas, the undersecretary, Moses Mugabe, a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, and Byangire Harriet, a Senior Accountant.
Others are Edith Kamahoro, a senior Personal Secretary; Kwesiga Ronnie, an Accounts Assistant; Jjemba Evans, the Principle Compliance Officer, Kwihangana Manasseh, a Senior Compliance Officer, and Sarah Nassanga an Office Attendant.
According to the charge sheet signed by Jane Frances Abodo, the Director of Public Prosecution, Ntambi, Mugabe, Mujuni Mpitsi and Jemba conspired to defraud the government of sh35,002,000. The prosecution 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.
Relatedly, earlier today, Ntambi was spotted at parliament speaker Rebecca Kadaga’s office for reasons yet to be known. However, sources from parliament allege she could have been trying to seek protection from the looming prosecution.