By our reporter
Following the bribery allegations against Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa, the Minister of Ethics and Integrity Fr. Simon Lokodo has come out to reveal that the minister will face courts of law in case investigations reveal he was involved.
“Eventually, if investigations reveal that he is involved, then the law will follow its course and he will be asked to answer before courts of law,” said Lokodo
Early this week, seven Members of Parliament tasked Kutesa to resign over the shs1.8 billion bribe which he allegedly received from a Chinese energy and financial conglomerate.
The bribe was allegedly offered in exchange for securing lucrative ventures in Uganda’s energy and financial sectors.
US federal officials have so far charged a former Senegalese foreign minister Cheikh Gadio and Hong Kong’s former home affairs secretary Chi Ping Patrick Ho with money laundering over the deal.
One of the MPs Theodore Ssekikubo wondered if the President was a beneficiary of the scam.
Because as part of the case, it is said that the 500,000 dollars would be donated to his campaign.
The company at the centre of the scandal the China energy fund committee has since denied the charges.
In a statement, CEFC said it “conducts its business activities in strict accordance with the law.” ”Any activities that go against the law and discipline are strictly prohibited by the company,” it said.
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