KAMPALA – State Minister for Finance Evelyn Anite has on Monday, August 19 morning claimed she has information that the mafia want to kill her amid a fall out in the administration and planned privatisation of government owned Uganda Telecom Ltd.
Ms Anite, who unsuccessfully sought for the removal of UTL administrator, also the Registrar General Mr. Bemanya Twebaze, and later sought to force through an audit of UTL, says meetings have been held at URSB offices and Kampala Club, discussing her.
“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,” she told a morning press conference.
“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.m,” the Minister said, when challenged on her own motives.
“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,” Minister Anite told the press on Monday morning at Ministry of Finance Boardroom.
Last week, a whistleblower petitioned the IGG asking for investigations into an alleged secret booking from US via France to Mauritius by Anite to meet investors who want to take over UTL.
The hard-talking Anite, however, said the whistleblower petition was the hand of the mafias baying for her blood but noted they will not manage her.
On the alleged trip to Mauritius, the State Minister for Finance said she has never been to the island country as alleged.
“They will fight those who stand up for the truth, I traveled to pursue my academics and news back home was that I had fled the country. I am writing to the IGG to invite her to investigate me on how I am doing my job. I want to make it clear, I have no travel ban against me. I am the minister for privatization and my mandate is to bring in foreign investors.”