Sylvia Muhebwa Ntambi, the head of the Equal Opportunity Commission is expected to appear before the Anti-Corruption Chief Magistrate Pamella Lamunu to plead on charges against her.
Ntambi, who was issued criminal summons by the court recently, is facing 26 counts including causing financial loss to government and embezzlement.
In the recent court sitting, Ntambi didn’t appear and her lawyer Mc Dusman Kabega informed court that she was admitted at Medik Hospital.
He presented medical evidence which prompted the magistrate to issue the last set of summons expiring today 29th October 2020.
Ntambi’s co-accused who already took their plea 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, Ntambi neglected her duty of directing the affairs and administration of the Commission and thus to mismanagement of Commission funds.