INVESTIGATIVE REPORT: Embattled Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) Chairperson Ms. Sylvia Ntambi has requested to change names amidst looming corruption scandals.
In accordance with the Registration of Documents Act, the embattled EOC chairperson who is battling corruption charges has renounced and abandoned the use of the names Ntambi Sylvia as it appears on her National Identity Card and opted for Nabatanzi Sylvia Muwebwa.
In an advert that has been published in the local newspaper, Ntambi says that she will now be referred to as per the new names (Nabatanzi Sylvia Muwebwa) in all records, deeds, proceedings and transactions.
Ntambi, now Nabatanzi is jointly charged with her assistants at the Equal Opportunities Commission on abuse of office, corruption and conspiracy to defraud government over Shs35m.
Her co-accused are; Agnes Enid Kamahoro, Moses Mugabe, Mpitsi Mujuni, Ronnie Kwesiga, Manasseh Kwihangana, Harriet Byangire, Evans Jjemba, Sarah Nassanga and Sunday Nicholas Olwor.
The prosecution alleges that Nabatanzi conspired with her assistants to steal money which they accessed by the virtue of the different offices they hold.
The money was obtained between January and December 2018, as per diem for editing and drafting Equal Opportunities Commission HIV/AIDS workplace policy, yet none of the officials was reportedly entitled to it.
The prosecution alleges that the per diem was acquired by Kamahoro, the senior personal secretary Equal Opportunities Commission and later approved irregularly by Mujuni, the Secretary to the Commission, an act which caused financial loss to the government.
It is also alleged that part of the stolen funds had been earmarked for sensitization on equity and rights issues in lower local governments in Karamoja region.