UTL administrator Bemanya Twebaze fired
UTL administrator Bemanya Twebaze fired

The administrator Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL) Bemanya Twebaze has been sacked from office.

Evelyn Anite State Minister for Privatisation and Investments said that government should inform Court of his sacking as it finds whom to replace Twebaze.

In a letter dated June 26, 2019, titled removal of the Administrator Uganda Telecom Limited, Anite instructed the Attorney General to request Court to have Bemanya Twebaze fired as the administrator UTL.

Bemanya was appointed the Administrator on April 28 2017, Twebaze was named Administrator UTL the time government took over control of the company.

Anite says the aim of Twebaze’s appointment as the Administrator UTL was to save the Telecom Company from failing. But according to the Minister he has instead done more harm than good.

In Minister Anite’s statement, Bemanya has become difficult to work with, and in this case, the government has lost confidence in his service as the Administrator of the company.

The swift turn of the event followed Twebaze and Minister Anite’s contradictory statements regarding the performance of the Uganda Telecom Company’s operations.

In a plenary sitting this week, State Minister for Investment Evelyn Anite clearly said that government had lost control of UTL.

“As the only shareholder to the company, I want to say that government has lost control,” said Minister Anite.

A statement that was dismissed by Twebaze, he said Anite’s statements are false accusations’ and according to him UTL is on track.

“We are accountable! as an administrator, I must produce reports every six months and these reports are given to Court.”

Bemanya relatedly said that he was shocked to learn that the minister informed parliament that UTL is operated by ghosts.

“The statement made by the minister is a positive trend and I am wondering how such a positive trend can be created by ghosts. But of course, you can entre UTL anytime and actually establish whether there are ghosts,” Twebaze said.