KAMPALA – The Democratic Party (DP) President, Norbert Mao has on Tuesday, August 20, advised the State Minister of Finance for Investment and Privatization Evelyn Anite to join them so as to fight the alleged mafias who she says want to end her life.
In his weekly media address at the DP headquarters, Mr Mao said Ms Anite should stop panicking.
“We ask Ms Anite to resign because she is not a soldier and nobody should stop her from resigning because crying will not stop the so called mafias from getting her,”Mao said.
According to Mr Mao,the mafias are shameless and ruthless citing the late Mohammad Kirumira, the former Buyende District Commander, who was shot dead after publically crying out that the mafia gang was plotting to kill him.
“This mafia kind of politics is what we call the politics of commission. Getting money out of a transaction involving the Ugandan government. I warn the so-called mafias that they cannot kill everybody and time will come when their government will come to an end,” he said.
He further said that there’s need to audit Uganda Telecom Limited and the company should not be sold to any private investors.
“A strategic partner should be sought because Ugandans want a telecommunication company that belongs to Uganda,” Mao noted.
Mr Mao revealed that Ms Anite came to the limelight when she knelt down and asked President Museveni to be the sole candidate for the presidential seat for the National Resistance Movement.
Minister Anite on Monday, August 19, morning claimed she has information that the mafia wants 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,” the Minister said, when challenged on her own motives.
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.