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UWA’s new boss Mwandha promises changes

By Gerald Tenywa

Added 30th March 2018 09:46 PM

Seguya handed over office to Mwandha on Monday.

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Seguya handed over office to Mwandha on Monday.

The new executive director at Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), Sam Mwandha will not go after Dr. Andrew Seguya, the former executive director at UWA.

According to sources, some conservationists were proposing that a forensic audit be undertaken with a view of establishing what has gone wrong at UWA during Seguya’s six year term at the helm of the top conservation body in the country. Seguya was appointed by the then Minister of Trade and Tourism, Kahinda Otafire in 2012.

“I will not go after Seguya as a person especially where we cannot make changes,” said Mwandha, adding that changes will be made where corrective action can be made. “I will not go after Seguya as a person, it is not productive.”

Seguya handed over office to Mwandha on Monday and currently Mwandha is taking steps to understand the issues affecting UWA.

In 2013, a tonne of ivory disappeared from the stores of UWA and circumstances surrounding the disappearance of the ivory have not been explained. In addition, wildlife trade in wild animals in recent years particularly pangolin scales have remained controversial.

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