President Museveni has seemingly ignored State Minister of Privatisation and Investment, Evelyn Anite’s call to replace Bemanya at Uganda Telecom, ordering that no contrary actions should be taken against the cabinet decision to find an investor in a bid to revamp UTL.
In statement dated 26th June 2019 titled “Removal of Administrator of Uganda Telecom limited, Anite instructed the Attorney General to apply to court to have Bemanya Twebaze removed as the Administrator of Uganda Telecom.
However in their response, both the Attorney General William Byaruhanga and the deputy Attorney General Mwesiga Rukutana said that any interference in the administration of UTL could undermine the on going efforts of sourcing for investors.
On June 29, Anite wrote to President Museveni saying that despite his directive asking the Attorney General to take action in regards the replacement of Bemanya Twebaze as the administrator for UTL, the same had not been heeded to.
Now the President in a letter to Justice Minister Kahinda Otafiire has ignored Anite’s call and appears to side with the Attorney General.