The Anti-corruption chief Magistrate Pamela Lamunu has extended Criminal summons against Sylivia Muwebwa Ntambi, the Chairperson of the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) requiring her to appear on 7th October 2020 to take plea on charges against her
The charges preferred against her include Conspiracy to Defraud and Corruption
Mrs Ntambi and her other co-accused are facing 26 counts which include causing financial loss to Government and Embezzlement.
The first set of summons were issued last week and the Chairperson was expected to appear in court today which she didn’t.
While appearing before court, Edwin Amanya the state Prosecutor in the matter requested for extension of the summons because Ntambi was not in court, yet she was the only one among the accused who had never taken plea on the said charges.
Amanya also revealed to court that investigations in the matter are complete and they are ready to commence the trial.
Her co-accused include, Olwor Sunday Nicholas, the undersecretary, Moses Mugabe, a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Byangire Harriet a senior Accountant and Mujuni Mpitisi the Secretary to the Commission
Others are Sarah Nassanga an Office Attendant, Kwihangana Manasseh a Senior Compliance officer, Edith Kamahoro a senior Personal Secretary, Kwesiga Ronnie and Accounts Assistant and Jjemba Evans a Principle Compliance Officer.
Prosecution contends that between July 2018 and April 2019 at EOC offices in Kampala while acting as the Chairperson of the Commission, Sylivia neglected her duty of directing the affairs and administration of the Commission and led to mismanagement of Commission funds.