UETCL Board Chairman Finally Hands in Tools Amid Alleged Rot at Firm

  • by Rodney Mponye
  • March 29, 2022

The Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Ltd (UETCL) chairman Board of Directors, Mr Peter Ucanda, has resigned from his job citing what he called negative media reports that have soiled his hard-earned reputation and that of the company.

In a March 21 letter to the Finance, Energy, and Privatisation and Investment ministries, Mr Ucanda indicated that he was stepping down as the chairman Board of Directors of UETCL to ‘save his image from being tainted by such media reports’ about the company’s alleged misdeeds.

“I am constrained to do this because of the manner in which the investigations into the causes of disagreements into the affairs of the board, which has resulted in several and diverse false reports appearing in the press. This does not give me confidence,” his letter states in part.

He said he was unhappy to see his good record of serving the country dragged in the mud.

“I have served the Ugandan government for more than 50 years with what I consider to be a clean and successful record. It is, therefore, my duty to protect this record.”

Between February 27 and March 19, Saturday and Sunday Monitor papers published three special reports, a product of an intensive investigation into alleged institutional mismanagement by the company’s top organ, the Board of Directors chaired by Mr Ucanda.