Eng Silver Mugisha’s job as NWSC MD hangs in balance as Museveni hesitates to renew his contract

Eng Dr Silver Mugisha (courtesy photo)

KAMPALA – President Yoweri Museveni has gone silent on renewing Dr. Eng. Silver Mugisha’s contract as Managing Director of National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) despite the Board re-appointing him on a five-year- term.

Dr. Eng Mugisha who has headed the Corporation for the last ten years saw his contract expire on August 31st, 2023, and has since been in office only in hopes of the President renewing him but in vain. Previously all former Managing directors were serving two terms as per act it is not clear why the Board decided to give him the third term

Three months to the expiration of his contract, the Board chairperson, Dr. Eng. Badru M. Kiggundu noted that they considered his good performance to hand him a new contract until 2028.

“Because of the notable performance by the Managing Director and his management team, the Board of Directors of National and Sewerage Corporation, acting in full compliance with Section 16 of the NWSC Act, has re-appointed Eng. Dr. Silver Mugisha as the Managing Director of National Water and Sewerage Corporation for the period 2023-2028,” Dr. Kiggundu announced.
There are alleged reports that all has not been well at this water body and some months back , it was reported that the computers of the corporation was hacked into causing the loss of very vital information. This caused a lot of suspicion with people wondering what the motive was.
Sources reaching our desk reveal that through his friend Bishop Johnson Twinomujuni of West Ankole Diocese, the 55-year-old Eng. Mugisha has convened (called for )a meeting with all the reverends in Bushenyi District on Thursday, 05 October at Hotel Tuuza whom he seeks to petition the President for his renewal on grounds that he has equally helped the church.

On the other hand, he has brought his blue eyed manager Mr. Paul Kahigi, former FDC Bushinyi District L. C.V. Chairperson candidate, to stand on Minister Raphael Magyezi former seat – Igara West on an NRM ticket. This is to impress his boss for converting opposition leaders to NRM party. Mr. Kahigi is NWSC Western Coordinator.

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