A Black cloud hangs over the famous EAC unit the East African Business Council EABC following the new mechanisms and new tactics deployed by new chairman Nicholas Nesbit from Kenya who deliberately came in frustrating,suffocating and sidelining the technical team which Lillian Awinja led for approximately 8 yrs as an Executive directorHowever after installation as new chairman taking over from Ugandas Jim Kabeho,Nicholas came in straight with tremendous frustrations and negativity that has seen Awinja pushed to a forceful resignation.
- Nicholas Nesbit has been branded as the slaughter man,as long as he is able to get his mission accomplished.Members who have withdrew membership want him investigated.
Kampala docs understands that Nicholas was primely pushing full control of 3.2M USD a fund that Lillian Awinja and her team struggled to realisation.In an unfortunate development ,Nicholas has run straight to installation of a politician as new ED, which has been viewed as a master plan to waste the 3.2M USD donor fund.According EABC members who preferred anonymity, Nicholas and his new ED are aiming to mishandled these funds and then structural needs will be suffocated in due course.
As we continue to follow this matter be sure,we shall continuse to follow these developments until justification to the matter.
It’s still understood that,Nicholas started developing bad blood with Lillian on the recent board members presentation where Lillian unveiled the funds and strategies that they had put in place to manage the regional challenges.One of them she had revealed the 3.2M USD grant.”This Nicholas aim is to take full control of the funds and is where he fought to the exit of Lillian,as you will see this is a big mistake he has created,because it means ,these funds will still go into compensating her for wrongful termination of her contract.
As we read this Nelson S.Merino advocates have already lodged in in a compensation claim for Lillian who has been regarded as pivotal in managing EABC matters and stealing it’s development.
The letter reads in parts “our client was coerced and intimidated by your good self and some members of the board by incessant telephoned calls forcing her to submit and leave the office,which she did to rescue her life and those affected.” Advocates have alleged.Morethan 800,000USD pends as a loss to the regional business blocks as compensation to Lillian Awija wrongfully termination.
Awija era has been branded as most successful in years.Some Members are reportedly withdrawing their membership as a result.
Woman Entrepreneurs, Maggie Kigozi has condemned the act and wants immediate solution to that matter if the institution must be rescued from collapsing.