KAMPALA: President Museveni has finally weighed in on the controversy surrounding the fate of the UTL administrator, Bemanya Twebaze, ordering that his contract should not be renewed.
In a letter dated November 9, 2019 addressed to the minister of Justice, Maj Gen Kahinda Otafiire, Museveni said the reason for this is because Bemanya has often conflicted with Evelyn Anite, the minister of state for finance (Privatisation) who Museveni describes as “an active Baijukuru” (active grand child).
“In the interest of cohesion het another administrator. It is easier that way. Going on with endless tension is not good management,” Museveni writes.
Museveni letter is a big psychological victory for Anite who has fought hard to see to it that Bemanya is removed as UTL administrator.
On this matter, Anite, who accuses Bemanya of abuse of office, has often clashed with her cabinet colleagues including Otafiire, Mwesigwa Rukutana, the deputy attorney general and Matia Kasaija, the minister for Finance.
Museveni’s letter also effectively nullifies the extension of Bemanya’s contract by Otafiire in July this year.
On July 27, Otafiire wrote to Bemanya: “Your contract has been renewed as Registrar General.”