KAMPALA- President Museveni continues purging top officials at key institutions and the latest victim of his knifing decisions is none other than Sam Rwakojo who has been Secretary, and therefore accounting officer for the Electoral Commission for several years.
Reliable sources have disclosed to this online publication that the Rwakojo dismissal letter was dispatched from Entebbe State House on Tuesday morning.
Reliable sources close to the presidency say that in the same instrument, Gen Museveni has directed that a total of seven top bosses from the technical wing exit the EC offices with immediate effect.
“It’s not going to be easy because the CiC is extremely angry at what has been happening and has since directed comprehensive investigations into some of the major procurement and financial decisions of the Rwakojo-era,” says an influential source very close to the President.
“The IGG, Col Nakalema and others have already received huge files regarding the sensitive financial and procurement decisions which the HE is very furious about because of self-enrichment.”
Gen Museveni is so furious he even wants the 2021 polling budget the EC had initially secured through parliamentary appropriation reviewed because he believes the figures therein were inflated for the planned expenditures.
We haven’t been able to readily establish much about Richard Kamugisha’s appointment as the new EC Secretary as designated by Gen Museveni beyond confirming that he hails from Rukungiri.
Kamugisha is known to have at some point headed field operations at the EC whose outgoing Secretary Sam Rwakojo is faulted for over favoring some managers while sidelining others.
And one of the things we know with certainty as a major cause of the resentment State House has lately been having towards Rwakojo was the overall EC management reluctance to warm up to the President’s proposal that the JCV of UPPC and German company called Veridos to be the ones to handle the printing of ballot papers and other electoral materials for the 2021 general elections.
Gen Museveni’s patriotic argument is that this is good for job creation.
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