The Chairperson of Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) Sylvia Muwebwa Ntambi has been granted Shs3.5 million cash bail after spending a week on remand in in Kigo Prison.
Anti-Corruption Court Chief Magistrate, Pamela Lamunu Ocaya remanded Ntambi to Kigo prison last week corruption charges. Ntambi had ignored several court summons, prompting the judge to send her behind bars when she finally made an appearance.
Appearing before the High Court Judge Moses Nabende via video conferencing, this morning, Muwebwa was granted Shs3.5 million bail and her sureties who included the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of LASPNET Silvia Namubiru, CSBAG’s Julius Mukunda and FOWODE’s Munaaba were ordered to sign a non-cash bail of Shs40 million.
She was also directed to deposit her travel documents, land title and ordered to report to court on 24th November 2020.
Ntambi is charged on separate counts of conspiracy to defraud the government of Shs35m in 2019, conspiracy to defraud government of Shs9m and negligence of duty leading to gross mismanagement of the commission’s funds.
She is also accused of directing the collection of Shs100 million which they had approved in the commission meeting and the said money was to be used as kickbacks for individuals who worked hard for passing of the commission budget in 2018/19.