Electronic mails belonging to Jimmy Mugerwa the chairman board of governors of the embattled Dfcu bank have leaked,
The email sent on November 9 was sent to key bank officials including bank secretary Agnes Tibayeita Isharaza, Depaak Malik from Arise Bv, Juma Kisaame among others.
Mugerwa says dfcu bank should do everything possible to stop media campaign against its fraudulent acquisition of former Crane bank as per Auditor General’s report.
Mugerwa who is also the managing director Tullow Oil Uganda fears that social media tagging the management on social media sites is likely to cost him his job.
“One just has to Google your name and such Non sense news pops up against your profile without any corresponding defense” Mugerwa wrote.
He added that “We had a good PR strategy discussion with our consultant but our execution especially social media is much muted and occasionally sends out a thing or two which i don’t think is crowding out these malicious criminals.
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From: Jimmy Mugerwa [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 09 November 2018 08:39
To: Agnes Tibayeita Isharaza <ATibayeita@dfcugroup.com>; Juma Kisaame <JKisaame@dfcugroup.com>; Albert jonkergouw2 <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Willem Kramer <email@example.com>; Steve Caley <firstname.lastname@example.org>; RINNAN OLA MARKVED <email@example.com>; Winifred K. Tarinyeba <firstname.lastname@example.org>; kironde lule <email@example.com>; Freiedrich C. Pelser <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Michael Turner <email@example.com>; Deepak Malik <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: We need to stop this crap of personal attacks on us as individuals which are not backed by facts. Agnes please check with our legal advisors Tweet from makwasi??(@makwasicris)
I think there are a couple of things which we need as BOD to agree on
Attacking the Bank with malicious propaganda is completely unacceptable and we should do anything within the law to protect the DFCU reputation.
Attacking personalities with lies and smears is unacceptable and Bank should do everything within its means to protect the individuals.
Attacking me as the Chair and Juma as CEO that we are misleading the bank board and to say that we have been sharing percentages and commissions off deals we cut is false and completely unacceptable. This is a serious criminal act. This is an attack on my long earned reputation in my 30 years in the corporate world. I have never even contemplated something like this. They have even tagged Tullow oil with such attacks.
I had expected that Agnes would promptly respond to what legal counsel we she received after my Mail of yesterday .The bank should do whatever is within its powers to protect us as individuals from these malicious attacks.
I saw that last month on various days tropical Bank of Africa, Standard chartered, and Centenary Bank have individually taken out newspaper adverts in main media to deny the false rumors on Juma, Deputy Governor, wife and his son. I will share a copy of one of the Ads that informed the public that these online publications on the individuals are false rumors .In fact some publishers apologized and withdrew their online publications.
I don’t believe that by DFCU not taking bold action and hoping these guys will stop is going to help we are being seen as a sitting duck because we have been silent and people question our silence over the last few months. Yes the business numbers may not be affected but the damage on reputation takes a long time to repair. One just has to Google your name and such Non sense news pops up against your profile without any corresponding defense.
We had a good PR strategy discussion with our consultant but our execution especially social media is much muted and occasionally sends out a thing or two which i don’t think is crowding out these malicious criminals.
Of course the other problem we have that even internally in the bank we have been penetrated. I am also conscious of that famous George Bernard Shaw Quote ‘ that if you wrestle a pig you both get dirty and besides the pig like it. ‘
I also made further contacts with the Security chiefs on the specific issues.
Happy to hear others views on what concrete actions could be done