FDC slams Kyaligonza impunity, Mao attacks & Mutebile games

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FDC spokesman Ssemujju Nganda

Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has likened Uganda’s Ambassador to Burundi Maj. Gen. Matayo Kyaligonza’s impunity to that exhibited by Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana.

Kyaligonza, also the NRM vice-chairperson for the western region and a member of UPDF High Command, had his UPDF bodyguards assault a traffic officer Esther Namaganda in Seeta, Mukono district. 

This came days after Rukutana told the head of the land probe Justice Catherine Bamugemereire to go and hang herself or report him to God.

Rukutana had been summoned by the land probe to provide clarity on how and why the government paid out Shs24bn to Dr Muhammad Kasasa for a piece of land in Mutungo.

FDC party spokesperson, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, told journalists at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi condemned the high level of impunity and disregard of the law shown by the two senior government officials.

Police said Kyaligonza will be summoned through the Internal Affairs minister Gen Jeje Odongo to defend himself.

Cosase report

Nganda said for long, President Museveni has fought very had to hide all his fingerprints in all corruption cases and claimed his clean while blaming his ministers.

He said the Cosase report indicates that right from the beginning, “Museveni and his NRM finance mobilisers Karim Hiriji and Sudhir Ruparelia planned the looting and stealing of Ugandan businessmen running them bankrupt, and taking over their businesses”.

“First Museveni used his Economic intelligence spies in finance and governor Emmanuel Mutebile to financially strangle people’s Banks like Greenland Bank, Commercial Bank, putting all sorts of embargos taxes and charges on these banks.”

He went on: “Later, Museveni’s man Mutebile took over properties which were over 160 billion and gave them to Museveni’s man Karim Hiriji at a give-away price of 32 billion which most of it was not paid.”

From their Museveni’s man Karim Hiriji used all the profits from these banks and properties to fund NRM party activities and Museveni’s campaigns and election riggings, Nganda noted.

“Now again as usual the first person who has come out to ask billions and billions in compensation is Museveni’s man Sudhir Rupararia for his Crane bank yet Sudhir is the only businessman who doesn’t pay tax, has borrowed hugely from government, received free properties from government all signed by Museveni.”

DP attack on Besigye cabinet

The Kiira Municipality MP/ Opposition chief Whip said he was shocked that Democratic Party President Norbert Mao attacked his party members who accepted positions in the peoples’ government headed by Dr Kizza Besigye.

Nganda said FDC is aiming for all political parties to strengthen themselves because when they fight, the only beneficiary is Museveni.

Mao described DP members serving in Besigye’s cabinet as watermelons.

Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze who is the Information Minister in the peoples’ government fired back by calling Mao a pumpkin.

She said although Mao is green on the outside, he is yellow on the inside.

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