The Minister for Water and Environment, Mr. Sam Cheptoris has confirmed the appointment of four people to the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) board among which include Amama’s daughter.
The four whose appointment was approved by Cabinet recently are; Ms. Racheal Kiconco Mbabazi the daughter of former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi, Ms. Sarah Onyiru, Mr. Rungs George Muzungyo and Rtd Col. Stephen Mwesigye Basaliza.
Amama Mbabazi served as Prime Minister of Uganda from 2011 until 2014 when he decided to contest against his former boss, President Museveni who is the chairman of the ruling National Resistance Movement but After the 2016 elections, he became politically inactive and hardly makes public statements.
Asked how the board members are appointed, he said anybody can be appointed provided they are approved by Cabinet even if they are in opposition.
Eng Chris Ebal, the current NWSC board chairman said the new members will replace four former board members; Ms. Zilia Alividza, Dr. Cecilia Atim Oyet, Mr. Henry Kibirige Henry and Mr. Denis Nduhura.
National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) is a public utility company 100% owned by the Government of Uganda and since its inception in 1973, NWSC supplies water to over 270 towns in Uganda.