A whistle blower has petitioned the office of Inspector General of Government to investigate the illicit wealth of Attorney General, his Deputy and that of Finance Ministry Permanent Secretary.
In a document dated August 19, 2019, seen by this website, Davidson Ssemwanga says William Byaruhanga, Mwesigwa Rukutana and Keith Muhakanizi have been an obstacle in auditing Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL) yet it was a move to help the government not to lose money.
“The mentioned above public officials have been on record disagreeing to audit into UTL. Recently court directed that Audit into UTL should instead happen and close within 30 days starting from mid of July 2019,” Ssemwanga writes.
“IGG, what has been bothering me and other citizens of Uganda is why public officials would be disagreeing to an audit. The only logic is that they are hiding something. These people have been at the centre of most liquidated public assets in their lifetime of public service.”
He then goes ahead to list the wealth of each of the three government officials, including the companies they own.“For example, Rukutana owns companies that export labour out of Uganda to the Middle East and Asia. Many girls exported by his companies have been exploited and their rights abused. In fact, Mr Rukutana owns five arcades, six storied apartments in Zana and two houses in Kololo. Keith Muhakanizi owns five storied apartments in Bukoto, four in Naguru and three houses in Germany where he was staying as he got treatment recently and two houses in Mbarara,” he said in the document.He added that Muhakanizi also owns in total 50 square miles of land/ farm.
“William Byaruhanga has bought land in front of Rwenzori Courts building. He wants his law firm to manage UTL affairs. I thank you for standing firm against the corrupt Madam IGG,” he concludes.
Although the office of the IGG received the letter on August 19, no comment has been made.