The Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) issued a suspension letter to the chief executive officer of Uganda Performing Rights Society (UPRS) Mr. James Wasula and compliance officer Mr. Dickson Matovu.
According to the letter cited by this website, it is intended to allow an effective inquiry into the constitution, workings and financial conditions of the society.
“There are a number of complaints from members of the society with allegations of mismanagement of finances and remittance of royalties collected from rights users which UPRS would like to look into critically. This inquiry is that UPRS has embarked on is intended to ensure that it gets to the bottom of the issues within the society.”
Following Mr. Wasula’s suspension, Mr. Kabiito Karamagi and Ms. Rita Baguma Birungi were immediately appointed as the independent professional caretakers for two months.
Their activities shall be supervised by URSB and the members of the board of UPRS.