By Spy Uganda
Kampala: National Unity Platform President Robert Kyagulanyi seems to be worried about his multimillion armored vehicle which he says was a gift from his loyal supporters as Government threatens to take it if he does not declare officially its modes of acquisition.
According to the Inspector General of Government, Kyagulanyi has up to March 31st to declare the bulletproof car adding that after declaring it, the IGG will accordingly decide what is to be done with it, this could mean that the usage of this car could be determined by the government not Kyagulanyi as the owner.
In the same vein, the Director Leadership Code Ms,Annet Twine says that a leader who receives a gift by virtue of his or her position that is worth over 100,000 Uganda shillings is expected to declare it to the IG and a decision is taken on what to do with it.
Ms,Annet further says that elected leaders like Hon Robert Kyagulanyi are expected to declare their assets and liabilities to the Inspectorate of Government within three months of taking office every two years thereafter, before midnight of the 31st day of March.
Meanwhile, note that Kyagulanyi’s tenure as a member of Parliament ends in less than six months, meaning the IGG could insist that Kyagulanyi is still the elected member of parliament and a president of a registered political party and as such must declare the gifts he receives in that capacity.
According to various car dealing companies’ websites, a new Toyota Land-Cruiser vehicle costs from $85,000 (Shs 310m), while an armored one goes for between $395,000 and $450,000 (Shs 1.4 billion to 1.65 billion), depending on the features.