Dr. Andrew Seguya, has been appointed to a 5 year term of office following the conclusion of a recruitment exercise undertaken on behalf of the UWA Board of Directors by a local HR agency.
For the past nearly two years, Dr. Andrew Seguya has been Acting Executive Director of the Uganda Wildlife Authority
Minister of Tourism Maria Mutagamba made the announcement yesterday, concluding what appeared at one time to be a neverending saga of drama, allegations and accusations, triggered by the former self styled Minister of Crocodiles Kahinda Otafire, whose appointment of his buddy physician Dr. Muballa triggered an implosion at the wildlife authority.
It is understood that Dr. Seguya scored highest in the evaluation of 5 final candidates but according to a source on the board of UWA also performed well under difficult circumstances when the organization had to be rebuilt.
Dr. Andrew Seguya was previously Executive Director of the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre in Entebbe until his appointment as acting CEO of UWA in December 2010.