Energy Ministry Unaware of Isabalija Firing

Stephen Isabalija

Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development are yet to receive an official directive relieving its Permanent Secretary Stephen Isabalija of his duties.

Media reports came out yesterday that the PS has been fired by President Yoweri Museveni after 9 months of service.

The Minister of State for Energy Simon D’Ujanga when reached for a comment said the ministry was yet to receive a letter firing Mr Isabalija.

“I am hearing it from you people; It is all over the place, but we have not received official communication,” the minister said.

Mr Isabalija himself told us that he was not aware of the development.

He said, “I don’t know!” in a text when asked whether or not he had been asked to leave; adding that he had not received the letter terminating him.

The Minister of Energy Hon Iren Muloni reportedly declined to confirm the development too.

Mr Isabalija was appointed the Energy Ministry’s PS in November last year, replacing Mr Kabagambe Kariisa.

He was then working as the Vice Chancellor Victoria University.


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