Lt Col Edith Nakalema, the head of State House Anti Corruption Unit has been petitioned to investigate the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) Managing Director, Dr Silver Mugisha over corruption and abuse of office.
“I would like to bring to your attention gross abuse of office and corruption at National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) by the Managing Director, Dr Silver Mugisha and his subordinates who are directly working under his instructions and direction,” a whistleblower states in a letter received by the Anti Corruption Unit on April 15, 2019.
The whistleblower said Dr Mugisha has been abusing office by extorting kickbacks from service providers through their (Mugisha and wife) shadowy organisation known as Ba Mugisha Community Development Foundation.
He/she requested the unit to carry out a thorough investigation on his procurement dealings with among others Vambeco, sogea satom.
“Extortion of money from staff of NWSC to support activities of Ba Mugisha Community Development Foundation, please note that this foundation is being used as a vehicle for promoting Annet Katusiime Mugisha’s (wife to the Managing Director) candidature in Bushenyi, an investigation would help you appreciate the magnitude of this problem, most of the staff members if approached can testify, they fear the MD and cannot come out to complain on their own, he is vengeful and a bull, who has compromised the board, IGG, and other over sight agencies, complaints like the one attached from one of the staff members are ignored,” the letter partly reads.
According to the whistleblower, Mugisha’s foundation has been distributing money in Bushenyi and spending NWSC funds at fundraisings in the district, facilitating campaign agents with meals at Western Meridian Hotel at the expense of the corporation.