President Yoweri Museveni on Thursday evening revealed that National Resistance Movement Cadres opened the lid about corruption in the Prime Minister’s Office, a case that has since caused heads to roll.
“NRM Cadres not the Auditor General made the alarm about the corruption in the Prime Minister’s office” he said.
The President made these remarks while addressing Parliament a day after returning from Russia where he has been on a four day working visit.
The President’s statements are contrary to what has been known by many about the uncovering of corruption scandal that has come to be known as OPM.
The Prime Minister’s office has been in the spot light in the past few months following the Auditor General’s investigations that revealed how an estimated Shs 50 billion meant for the recovery process of Northern Uganda trying to recuperate from two decades of war.
As is the norm now with the President’s speech of attacking opposing figures, this time the President found himself attacking members of his own ruling National Resistance Movement.
Lwemiyaga Member of Parliament Theodore Sekikubo found himself a target of the President’s attacks over his alleged alliance with foreigners to derail Uganda’s progress.
President Museveni attacked the Lwemiyaga lawmaker and other MPs of being used by foreign actors who are bent on advancing their interests against those of Ugandans.
Referring to them as “Internal saboteurs”, he accused Sekikubo and company of receiving financial backing from external forces who he fell short of mentioning. He said they have been organizing seminars in the top hotels in Kapala to advance their agenda.
“At these seminars in various hotels in Kampala, they were giving Shs1 million per person who attended. The so-called facilitators were being paid Shs5 million per person. Some of these are leaders in the politics of Uganda”
The president did not also spare Non-Governmental Organisations that he referred to as “oil NGOs” especially Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) who he also faulted of receiving money to advance foreign interests.
However the President said he was there to “Answer these liars” and that he had written to the Inspectorate of Government about the matter because “It is reprehensible to accept gifts from foreigners”