Fresh news reaching us indicates that Eng Godfrey Mutabazi is exiting Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) and will be replaced by Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo.
This is after the new ICT Minister Judith Nabakooba wrote to Mutabazi informing him that his contract as UCC Executive Director will not be renewed. Nabakooba advised Mutabazi to clear his desk and hand over office to avoid a case of unlawful stay in office.
Mutabazi has been at the helm of UCC for ten years and his tenure is supposed to expire on February 9, 2020. However, there was hope that Mutabazi’s contract would be renewed since the Board of UCC had late last year written to the then Minister of ICT Frank Tumwebaze recommending the renewal of his contract. But it seems the efforts have not born any fruits.
Irene Kaggwa will not be a stranger in the institution as she has been the Director for Engineering and Communication Infrastructure at UCC. She has vast experience in the ICT sector.
She holds a Master of Science in Communications Systems and Signal Processing from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom and a Master of Science in Economic Management and Policy (Business Economic Pathway) from the University of Strathclyde in the United Kingdom.
Kaggwa also has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Makerere University.