Rejected Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) Chairperson Sylvia Muwebwa Nabatanzi has allegedly refused to hand over office as she continues to play hide and seek with the government.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Aggrey Kibenge earlier ordered the EOC chairperson to handover office on February 5, 2021, a few days after her contract had expired.
For over a month now, she still hasn’t yet handed over office and the official government vehicle of number plate UG 0931T to the commission.
The EOC boss since renounced and abandoned the use of the name Sylvia Ntambi as it appears on her national identification card and in the lieu assumed the name Sylvia Nabatanzi Muwebwa according to a deed poll.
Sylvia’s contract expired on January 19, 2021 after several efforts of lobbying for a renewal from the president were futile as she grapples with corruption charges which were leveled against her in 2020.
The charging of Sylvia Muwebwa and nine others follows the lunging of complaints to President Yoweri Museveni calling for his intervention. According to a petition dated 22nd May 2019, the whistleblower accused her of causing financial loss of over Shs200 million through termination of workers contracts and forcing workers to resign and replace them with her relatives and friends.
Since she took over the chairperson-ship of the commission, the whistleblower said Mrs Ntambi has unfairly dismissed over 11 staff, terminated over 10 staff contracts, and four contracts have not been renewed. In 2017/ 2018, the Auditor General advised the commission to employ people on permanent contracts however the chairperson declined and this has since led to financial losses.
They accused her of directing the collection of Shs100 million which they had approved in the commission meeting and the said money was to be used as kickbacks for individuals who worked hard for passing of the commission budget in 2018/19.