Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has responded to a video circulating on social media of persons who reportedly lost money to Dunamiscoins Resources Ltd.
The victims claim the company suddenly closed shop and didn’t return customers’ deposits.
“Contrary to what is raised in the video, I acted on the cries of the petitioners and on 28th May 2020, wrote to the Ministry of Finance and the CEO Financial Intelligence Authority demanding action on this and other related scams where the public has been fleeced of money,” Kadaga said on Tuesday.
“I will follow up with the concerned authorities to get an update on action taken.”
Kadaga has also arranged for a meeting in her boardroom, present, Prime Minister, minister of finance, Bank of Uganda, Microfinance Regulatory Authority, Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA) in the presence of some of the petitioners.
Monetisation of politics
Opposition figure Kizza Besigye blamed the trend on monetisation of politics which he said is terrible cancer that “NRM Junta cannot survive”.
Sadly, it fundamentally undermines human dignity, Besigye noted.
“This is why it’s extremely urgent that Ugandans unite to reclaim our power and our country, which includes: control over national resources;decision making & implementation; and dispensation of justice.”
He said a Junta-organised “election”, in and of itself, won’t set Ugandans free.
“We’ve to fight for our freedom! We can and should do so without using violent means.”
“Our agenda should be a TRANSITION FROM GUN-RULE TO PEOPLE-RULE!”