Speaker Kadaga has constituted the select committee to investigate the mismanagement of Uganda telecom limited.

This comes after Parliament last week resolved to form a committee to probe the mismanagement at multi-billion scandal in the telecommunication company after Budadiri MP Nandala Mafabi presented a report on the mismanagement of the telecommunication company.

Mr Mafabi asked Parliament to name the select committee to investigate the mess in UTL, as well as investigate the irregular sale of prime properties and land belonging to the company in Nsambya, Kyambogo, Makerere and Wandegeya.

Independent MP, Hon. Okin Ojara (Chua West) is to chair the Select Committee, which will investigate the state of health of UTL and determine its economic value and it will also advise on whether government should continue holding shares in the company.

The select committee comprises Hon. Michael Tusiime (NRM, Mbarara Munic.), Hon. William Nzoghu (FDC, Busongora North), Hon. Thomas Tayebwa (NRM, Ruhinda North), Hon. Paul Akamba (Ind., Busiki), Hon. Lillian Nakate (NRM, Luwero district) and Hon. Paula Turyahikayo (NRM, Rubabo).
The Select Committee will also inquire into whether UTL is complying with both national and international laws and requirements for communication, and whether the company is complying with NSSF requirements.

Speaker Kadaga said the select committee will report to the plenary in 45 days.

Budadiri West MP, Nandala Mafabi on Thursday tabled a statement before parliament, stating that UTL is bleeding with overwhelming local and foreign debts’ amounting to Shs128 billion.

According to the report, UTL has a debt of Shs.22.244 billion in regulator fees to Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) and shs 8bn in interconnection fees to MTN Uganda.
Some of the managers pinned in the irregular deals include Stephen Kaboyo, UTL Board chairman, Moses Mwase, Director in charge of Privatisation at the Ministry of Finance and David Nambale, who have been directed not to travel outside the country until the probe is complete.