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UCC gets new boss as Mutabazi's contract expires

By Charles Etukuri

Added 7th February 2020 09:24 PM

Sources privy to the events at UCC told the New Vision that Kaggwa had been appointed to act on a temporary basis.

UCC gets new boss as Mutabazi's contract expires

Sources privy to the events at UCC told the New Vision that Kaggwa had been appointed to act on a temporary basis.

 
Godfrey Mutabazi has spent 10 years as Executive Director for UCC. (File Photo) 
 
The Minister for Information Communication and Technology Judith Nabakooba on Friday appointed Irene Kaggwa Ssewankambo as the new Acting Executive Director of the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) following the expiry of the contract of Godfrey Mutabazi.
 
Sources privy to the events at UCC told the New Vision that Kaggwa had been appointed to act on a temporary basis as they await President Yoweri Museveni's decision after the board recommended he serves another 5-year term.
 
Mutabazi on Friday confirmed his contract as UCC ED had expired noting, "The Statutory provision here is that you have to serve for 5 years and I have been there for 10. Ten years has not been a short term and I can confirm my contract is expiring at the end of the week and there was a proposal by the board to my former Minister, Frank Tumwebaze that I serve for another five years but the President is yet to confirm the renewal of the new contract.
 
 
Sunday Vision has confirmed that Mutabazi's contract as UCC ED ends today February 9, 2020. Efforts to get a comment from Nabakooba proved futile. However, sources at UCC told Sunday Vision that in case the President doesn't issue a directive on Mutabazi's contract renewal then the job would be advertised and a new CEO appointed after being interviewed by the Board.

Mutabazi has been at the helm of UCC for the past 10 years.  He is credited with the transformation of the institution whose mandate includes providing consumer awareness and protect the interests and rights of the consumer in the communication sector through an effective regulatory and licensing regime.

 
Kaggwa has been the Director for Engineering and Communication Infrastructure at UCC and possesses 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 the promotion of research and innovation.

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