Mubarak Munyagwa, the Chairperson Parliament’s Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (Cosase) has said a mafia clique in government is trying to ruin his work through money and women.
Speaking to Journalists on Tuesday, the Kawempe South Member of Parliament revealed how he was approached with a promise of being given $50,000 [over Shs185 million] if his committee lets off the hook a senior official of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) who is under investigation by Cosase.
Without providing tangible evidence, Munyagwa claimed that Moses Atwiine, the embattled head of physical planning at KCCA was behind this scheme.
Munyagwa’s comments came hot on the heels of a viral photo of him meeting with KCCA Executive Director Eng Andrew Kitaka in one of the city hangouts.
Munyagwa said his meeting with Kitaka was accidental because they found themselves in the same place at the same time.
“I know who is behind all this is Moses Atwiine [head of physical planning at KCCA] whom we recommended to step aside because he is not qualified to plan for the capital city of Uganda. He can go to Kiruhura and educate people how to wash hands after visiting the toilets,” Munyagwa told journalists at Parliament.
“I task you journalist to go to Garden City and go through that footage on CCTV and see our meeting. There is totally nothing about me asking for money or carrying sacks of money out of that meeting,” he said.
The legislator also claimed that Atwiine and former KCCA Executive Director one time sent him a girl to seduce him.
“The girl was sent by Atwiine and Musisi to seduce me. She had removed her knickers and hidden them in the bra. But I had been tipped of the mission and I told her to leave the door open and I called the PA in her presence to stay during the conversation but she had nothing to tell me,” Munyagwa said.
In July this year, Cosase started investigating qualifications of Atwiine, following allegations that he is not fit for the job.
The committee is also probing why majority of top officials in KCCA have been in acting positions beyond the stipulated period.
“If people qualify for these jobs, why don’t you make them substantive? The Public Service standing orders require someone to act for only six months but your staff have acted for years which is not acceptable, Munyagwa said recently.
The committee established that only eight of 26 staff occupying top positions (directors and deputy directors) are substantive.