However, it is not yet clear what the exchange was about and whether this could have been the reason for his interdiction.
Stephen Ddungu, the secretary NGO board has been interdicted; the permanent secretary ministry of internal affairs Dr. Stephen Kagoda has confirmed but declined to divulge details. Ddunga was suspended about one month ago for yet unclear reasons. A source at the NGO board told URN that Ddungu, who was recruited one year ago after he was involved a bitter exchange with the internal affairs minister Hilary Onek.
However, it is not yet clear what the exchange was about and whether this could have been the reason for his interdiction. URN couldn’t reach Minister Onek for a comment on the matter. It is also alleged that Ddungu had a slippery working relationship with the NGO board chairman Ambassador Gabriel Kangwagye.
According to sources at the board, the rift between the chairman and secretary was caused by the frequent visit of the chairperson to board offices. Ddungu denied his alleged interdiction and instead referred URN to the permanent secretary ministry of internal affairs for a comment.
He said that PS was placed to comment about the matter since he reports to him. The assistant commissioner in-charge monitoring and evaluation Simon Nangilo has been appointed in acting capacity to serve as NGO board secretary.