Board members of the Uganda Investment Authority Friday forcibly took over the office of the suspended Executive Director, Ms Jolly Kamugira Kaguhangire.
Ms. Kaguhangire was expected to voluntarily handover office to the acting Executive Director, Basil Ajer at 3pm, but she did show up.
This prompted the board members led by their chairman, Emely Kugonza, to break into. Ms Kaguhangire’s office
During a press briefing inside Ms Kaguhangire’s office, Mr Kugonza said the interim executive director, Basil Ajer, had started work to ensure smooth operations.
“I reiterate our commitment to support Mr Basil Ajer, the board appointed him as acting executive director for three months,” he said.
Mr Kugonza asked staff members to fast-track the on-going investment projects.
“The interdicted ED called me last night and we had a lengthy discussion. She accepted to handover at 3 pm which condition we accepted,” Mr Kugonza said. “I communicated to all board members but when we got here, she did not show up. I had already informed the Minister of Finance about what was going to happen.”
“My advice to her [Ms Kaguhangire] would be to step aside as the investigations are carried out. She has not been sacked. She is interdicted, she should step aside until investigations by the board and Inspector General of Government are complete,” Kasaija told the Observer. Minister Kasaija tells Uganda Investment Authority’s Kaguhangire to step aside