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Exclusive: UCC Acting Executive Director Eng. Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo Shortlisted For Top Juicy Job

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By Hason Mutunzi Bwambale

In a recent development, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) board has shortlisted five candidates for the highly sought-after position of Executive Director.

Among the shortlisted candidates is the current acting executive director, Eng. Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo, who has served in the acting role for three years.

Eng. Kaggwa’s impressive qualifications make her a formidable candidate for the top job at UCC. Holding a Master of Science in Communications System and Signal Processing from the prestigious University of Bristol in the United Kingdom, as well as a Master of Science in Economic Management and Policy from the University of Strathclyde in the UK, she has demonstrated a strong educational foundation.

Additionally, Eng. Kaggwa obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Makerere University.

Having served as the Head of the Research and Development Unit and the coordinator of the office of the Executive Director prior to her current appointment as Director Engineering and Communications Infrastructure, Eng. Kaggwa brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table.

Her thorough understanding of UCC’s operations and her ability to effectively navigate the complex telecommunications landscape make her an ideal candidate for the top job.

Eng. Kaggwa’s exemplary track record during her tenure as Acting Executive Director further solidifies her suitability for the position. Under her leadership, UCC has achieved significant milestones, including the implementation of various regulatory frameworks to ensure an efficient and competitive telecommunications sector.

Her dedication and commitment to advancing the sector’s growth have been widely recognized.

The shortlisting of Eng. Kaggwa, along with four other candidates, signifies the UCC board’s recognition of her exceptional performance and potential to drive the commission forward.

The final decision lies with the Minister of ICT and National Guidance, Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, who, according to the Communications Act, appoints the Executive Director of UCC.

This ensures that the appointment is made with due consideration of the industry’s needs and the government’s vision for the telecommunications sector.

As the country eagerly awaits the announcement of the new Executive Director, Eng. Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo’s extensive experience, qualifications, and outstanding performance as the Acting Executive Director position her as a strong contender for the top job at UCC.

Her appointment would undoubtedly bring continuity, stability, and further progress to the commission and the telecommunications industry as a whole.

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