Francis Tumuheirwe, Paul Mwesigwa, Godfrey Turyahikayo, Christopher Mugisha, Kalunguka Kayondo and James Banabe are the six men who sit on the board of Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited.
Before Friday, the mugshots of the Chairman, Managing Director and four directors, graced the ‘about us’ section of company’s website – www.uedcl.co.ug.
Now, that section reads ‘Board of Directors – Content is being updated’.
This after the company – whose key mandate is to monitor Umeme electricity distribution – pulled down the page following heavy backlash from social media users who accuse the company of favoritism, nepotism discriminating against women and tribalism.
The hawkeyed social critics noticed say all board members were men, but most notably from a particular region the country.
“Either UEDCL is a Private company (the one ‘they’ call “Kampuni”) limited by shares (belonging to private citizens) or this is the result of a ‘skewed’ System of selections.
I’m inclined on the latter.
This imbalance may be the result of a select crop of citizens from one part of the Country benefitting more from a certain Scholarship Fund that enabled them obtain better qualifications ahead of everyone else.
Or maybe it’s a natural fact that some people are born to lead and the rest of you are meant to be subjects…
Or that most of you are not so good enough ‘upstairs’ and ‘we’ have the natural right to be unleashing Fresh-Farts right into your faces as ‘we’ work our fingers to the bone, building this great Country for the rest of you lazy bones,” one critic commented.
No communication from the company has been offered in that regard but other sections of the website are functional.