Electricity Regulatory Authority gets acting chief executive

Ziria Tibalwa Waako has been appointed as acting chief executive officer of the Electricity Regulatory Authority, replacing Benon Mutambi who was recently moved to the Ministry of Internal Affairs as permanent secretary.

Ms Waako, an engineer, was the director technical regulation in the power regulator prior to the appointment. She was appointed to the position in 2012 – which is when she also joined the ERA – after stints in the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Ltd and the defunct Uganda Electricity Board.

Ms Waako has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering from Makerere University, and has worked in the energy sector for about 23 years.

Benon Mutambi had served as the regulator’s chief executive since 2011, and before as director economic regulation for seven years. The economist was appointed permanent secretary by President Museveni in a 4 November reshuffle.