Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) Executive Director, Godfrey Mutabazi is no more at the helm of the communication regulatory authority after a period of 10 years.
UCC is the communication regulatory authority for all broadcasting, postal and telecommunications services in Uganda.
Mutabazi has been replaced with Engineer Irene Kaggwa Ssewankambo according to a communication memo issues by the new Minister of ICT, Judith Nabakooba. In her letter, Minister Nabakooba directs that Irene Kaggwa serves in acting capacity until the Dorothy Okello-led governing Board conducts recruitment and a substantive CEO is recruited to replace Eng Mutabazi who has productively and transformatively headed UCC for such a long time.
Mutabazi has been replaced with Engineer Irene Kaggwa Ssewankambo according to a communication memo issued by the new Minister of ICT, Judith Nabakooba.
Its still unclear how Mutabazi’s fate was sealed, but he has been seen as the presidents’s blue eyed boy in all matters concerning communication since he has vast experience in both broadcasting and telecommunications and away from ICT. He is a champion for equal opportunities and gender balance.
About Irene Kaggwa
Irene Kaggwa-Sewankambo is the Director for Engineering and Communication Infrastructure at the Uganda Communications Commission. She possesses a vast experience in the ICT sector spanning policy development, research, regulation and implementation in various aspects including internet development, licensing, universal access, quality of service, numbering resource management as well as promotion of research and innovation.
An engineer by profession, Mrs Sewankambo holds a Master of Science in Communications Systems and Signal Processing from University of Bristol in United Kingdom and a Master of Science in Economic Management and Policy (Business Economic Pathway) from the University of Strathclyde in United Kingdom.
She acquired her Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Makerere University Kampala [where current Board Chair Dr. Dorothy Okello teaches]. Prior to [her current position at UCC], Mrs Sewankambo was the Head of Research and Development Unit as well as Coordinator of the Office of the Executive Director