By Spy Uganda
Kampala: Troubled Equal Opportunities Commission chairperson (EOC), Sylvia Muwebwa Ntambi matters have escalated as anti-corruption court sends her to be grilled by High Court.
Muwebwa who is battling corruption charges among others, was today in Anti-corruption Court at Kololo directed to appear before a High Court at the next convenient session to be tried after the prosecution said they had enough evidence to pin her.
Chief Magistrate Pamela Lamunu also directed Ntambi to report to the court on January 19 next year.
Ntambi is facing the charges with nine former employees of the commission on charges of embezzlement, abuse of office, conspiracy to defraud and corruption.
Who Are Her Co-Accused?
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.
Background Of The Case
Ms Ntambi, Ms Kamahoro and Mr Mpitsi between January 6, 2019, and April 30, 2019, allegedly conspired to defraud the government of more than Shs9m. Under the charge of abuse of office, Mr Mugabe, Mr Mpitsi and Mr Kwihangana are accused of abusing their authority when they fraudulently processed, requisitioned and approved Shs29m in January last year purportedly for undertaking sensitisation programmes in Karamoja Sub-region whereas not.
In a separate count, Ms Kamahoro, Mr Mpitsi, and Mr Olwor in December 2018, allegedly processed, requisitioned and approved Shs19m purportedly for development of the first and second draft of Equal Opportunities Commission HIV/Aids workplace policy, knowing their acts would cause government a financial loss.