To some, when it rains, it pours. This seems to be the story of embattled Uganda Registration Services Bureau and UTL administrator, Bemanya Twebaze. Before the raging storm over his running of UTL calms down, his activities at URSB have come under the spotlight.
A whistleblower has petitioned the Inspector General of Government, Irene Mulyagonja to probe Uganda Twebaze over allegations of corruption. In a letter dated July 5, 2019, the whistleblower wants the IGG to investigate Twebaze over allegations of lack of accountability on funds from the sale of assets of liquidated companies. The whistleblower alleges that money from the sale of assets of liquidated companies is banked in private accounts with unchecked withdrawals.
The accounts in question that also have Twebaze as the sole signatory are Companies Contingency Fund Account 9030012940881 in Stanbic Bank Metro Branch, Companies in Liquidation Account 0102012060800 in Standard Chartered Bank Speke Road and Companies in Liquidation Account 8702012060800 in Standard Chartered Bank Speke Road.
The whistleblower also wants a probe on the circumstances under which Twebaze’s contract was recently renewed by Justice Minister Gen Kahinda Otafiire yet he still has a running contract of 9 months. It is alleged that the due process including review of Twebaze’s performance was never done. The claim that the Board of Directors of URSB sat to review the performance of Mr. Twebaze is also said to be false.
The whistleblower’s report comes at a time when President Museveni has ordered State minister for Privatization, Evelyn Anite to institute an audit in the activities of Twebaze at UTL.