Kampala: Jolly Kaguhangire the Executive Director of Uganda Investments Authority (UIA) has been interdicted.
The UIA Board headed by Emely Kugonza issued the interdiction letter this afternoon.
“Later after like three hours of interdicting her, the Board convened a meeting at 4pm and decided to finding an acting Executive Director,” our sources said.
The Eagle Online has obtained a copy of the interdiction letter served to Jolly.
The investment agency has been marred by several allegations of corruption and nepotism mainly in the restructuring process that started last year.
But sources say the firing of Jolly has been influenced by State for Finance in charge of Privatization and Investment, Evelyn Anite.
In May Anite penned a letter to the UIA Board Chairman, Emely Kugonza over accusations surrounding restructuring.
“Reference is made to the ongoing restructuring process of the Uganda Investment Authority and the attached letters alleging undue interference in the process,” part of the letter dated May 24th 2018 said.
According to complaints forwarded to Minister Matia Kasiaja, copied to Anite and the Inspector General of Government, Irene Mulyagonja by concerned citizens including Ajidiru Monica Opoka and Ochieng Peter, the UIA Board engaged in operational activities like interviewing lower level staffs including cleaners and tea girls.
The Board is also accused of shortlisting and going ahead to interview single candidates that coughed Shs 50m each for the coveted and remunerating positions of 6 directors.