By Andrew Irumba
The Mafia is Uganda do not sleep! After killing several prominent government officers, army and police officers plus tycoons, not they are after the life of Evelyn Anite, the state minister for privatisation.
Anite, revealed how Mafias want her dead because of her insisting that Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL) must be audited.
She made this shocking revelation during a press conference at the Ministry of Finance.
At the presser, Anite revealed how mafias are threatening to kill her for exposing alleged fraud at UTL.
She paraded a report compiled by the Internal Security Organisation(ISO ) exposing the rot at UTL. She also exposed 3 private bank accounts on which money from liquidated companies is stuffed without any accountability.
The alleged Bank accounts are; Companies Contingency Fund Account 9030012940881 in Stanbic Bank Metro Branch, Companies in Liquidation Account 0102012060800 in Standard Chartered Bank Speke Road and Companies in Liquidation Account 8702012060800 in Standard Chartered Bank Speke Road.
For several months now Anite has been battling UTL Administrator Twebaze Bemanya, Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana, Finance Minister Matia Kasaiija, Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister Kahinda Otafiire and others over auditing UTL. The people above reached an extent of defying a directive issued by president Yoweri Museveni to Anite to audit UTL.
Anite said; “I have been hearing some Ugandans saying “You girl from Koboko, what do you know? You are just a worker. This government belongs to Banyankole”. That is not what I heard from my President. We shall chase the wrong people out of government and bring the right ones. How do you put public funds on private accounts? I am not seeking attention, these are facts,” Anite said.
She added that “The plan by the mafias is to take Anite out of the picture, I might die but history will judge them. You know the mafias, they are the ones who have been blocking the audit. Do not live in denial.”
To show how serious the matter is, Anite concluded by saying that her next step is to record a statement at police because her life is in danger and in case anything happens to her, the world would have know beforehand.
In July, a whistleblower petitioned the Inspector General of Government (IGG), alleging that money from the sale of assets of liquidated companies is banked in private accounts with unchecked withdrawals. The Whistleblower’s petition had never been sought to hold water until Anite exposed the accounts on which the money is deposited.