Sylvia Muwebwa Ntambi

The Chairperson of Equal opportunities Commission (EOC) Mrs. Sylvia Muwebwa Ntambi has been charged with corruption.

Mrs. Ntambi was charged before the Anti-corruption Court in Kololo.

According to Kasamba, his failure to join a clique led by the commission’s chairperson Sylvia Ntambi was the genesis of his troubles, since he was deliberately isolated and openly fought.

He recalls when he was still new at the commission, he received a phone call from the Principal investigation Officer only identified as Kkooza, who was in need of a vehicle to be used by the chairperson on her private duties.

Kasamba, who doubled as the commission’s transport officer explains that he rejected the request because he had only one vehicle which was also needed by a team going to the filed on official duties. Because of this, the Principal Investigation Officer, alleged to be Ntambi’s confidant, told him that he would be punished for insubordination

Ms Ntambi is accused of superintending over unethical practices that have seen staff polarized along tribal lines, which has created a toxic working environment.

The allegations are contained in a petition by a whistleblower to President Museveni detailing cases of unfair staff dismissal, irregular interdiction, resignations and refusal to renew staff contracts amid allegations of tribalism.

In one instance, the petition indicates that in March, she travelled to New York for the Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). For this meeting, she was paid Shs36.8m for 17 days yet the meeting was for 13 days.

Between April 6 and April 16, she is reported to have received Shs27.2m for 12 days of a benchmarking trip in Sweden and Finland, which according to a whistleblower did not take place.

There was also payment in lieu of leave equivalent to Shs13.2million. These payments, according to a whistleblower, have remained unrecovered and unaccounted for since Financial Year 2016/17 to date “due to her domineering instructions”.