Following a meeting at State House on 5th July 2018, between President Museveni, Finance Minister Matia Kasaijja, and Interdicted Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) executive director, Ms Jolly Kaguhangire, it was agreed, according to Kasaijja’s letter that Ms Kaguhangire steps down to pave way for meaningful investigations.
The State House meeting chaired by President Museveni required Ms Kaguhangire, to accept to hand over the office to the interim boss, Mr Basil Ajer on 11th July 2018 at 2:30 PM;
However, Ms Jolly Kaguhangire, yet again failed to officially vacate by yesterday, as expected. The Interdicted UIA boss says, she is out of the country attending to her sister ‘ ‘who was taken ill and is now awaiting to undergo a major surgery. If all goes well, I will be back in a week’s time. I will immediately get in touch as soon as I arrive in the country.” Kaguhangire wrote in email to Kasaijja.
In the letter, Mr Kasaija also urged her to fully cooperate with the investigators probing alleged abuse of office, insubordination, misleading and lying to the board and closure of a public office without authorisation among other things.
The Inspector General of Government, Irene Mulyagonja recently received two letters petitioning her to investigate Ms Kaguhangire.
In the petition alleges that there is a high level of tribalism shown by UIA executive director, Jolly Kaguhangire because she has recruited ‘westerners’ as her personal assistant, executive assistant, and administrative assistant and all the drivers. They further allege that these are paid enormous salaries contrary that salary scales of the Authority.
“She has also brought in a group of interns who mostly hail from western Uganda. This kind of behaviour has led staff to believe that the real purpose of restructuring is to bring in her own people,” the staff allege in the petition.