Government officials who shared the Shs 7b kitty accrued from winning a case against Tullow Oil are fighting for their jobs after a hard-hitting intelligence report was filed to President Museveni.
In the intelligence brief filed to Museveni by the Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA), questions are asked as to why senior government officials including Ministers, Commissioners and government lawyers shared Shs 7b amongst themselves as a token for winning the lucrative Capital Gains Tax Case (CGT).
Museveni, who has been empathic that money accrued from Oil must be used to develope Uganda’s dilapidated infrastructure, is reportedly furious that government officials generously shared this money amongst themselves.
One official who is particularly facing the heat is Uganda Revenue Authority(URA) Commissioner General Doris Akol who bagged Shs 242m.Museveni feels particularly betrayed by Akol because he has previously regarded her as one of ‘his incorruptible women’.
Daily Post Uganda has learnt that Museveni is also furious that Shs 393m was wired to the bank account of a dead man; Chris Kassami, the former Permanent Secretary Finance Ministry.
Attorney General Andrew Byaruhanga, who failed to stop the payments and has been holed up in The Hague since the scandal broke is in safe hands because he enjoys the protection of Gen Salim Saleh, the President’s brother and most trusted lieutenant.
Among the officials that shared the loot are Lawrence Kiiza, a senior official in the Ministry of Finance( Shs 102m),former Deputy Attorney Genera, Fred Ruhindi(Shs 93m), former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Kabagambe Kaliisa(Shs 133m) and Martin Mwambutsya, a Senior Attorney in the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs( Shs 232m).
Below is the list of beneficiaries.