KAMPALA – Prime Minister, Ruhakana Rugunda has denied allegations that the State Minister for Information, Communications and Technology, Aidah Nantaba is attempting to flee the country in pursuit of political asylum in Canada in fear of her life.
Hon Ruhakana’s revelation was in response to Rukungiri Municipality MP, Roland Mugume who asked the Prime Minister to comment on reports that Nantaba had taken refuge in Canada.
“I got information from a whistle blower that the State Minister of ICT, Aidah Nantaba is in Canada seeking for political asylum in fear for her life. Is that true?”Hon Roland quizzed the premier.
“I want to tell my brother that Nantaba is out of the country officially and I dismiss the information that a whistle blower has intimated through its agents. I did authorise Nantaba on her request to go for work and she should be coming back soon,”the Prime Minister replied.
Recently, Nantaba while addressing a congregation at Bukolooto Seventh Day Adventists Church in Kayunga Town said that the gunmen killing notable Ugandans are not agents of Allied Democratic Front (ADF) rebel group as police previously said, but assassins from state security organs.
The Minister further divulged in her accusations saying that the masterminds of these assassinations are highly-placed government and security officials who are untouchables.
Nantaba was recently in the limelight after Police shot dead a Ronald Ssebulime a resident of Wakiso District, in cold blood who was on his way to visit his daughters at St Andrew’s SS Kabimbiri in Kayunga District.
After the Minister raised concerns over a man that was trailing her on a motorcycle, thinking she was the target of hitmen that had killed Former State Attorney Joan Kagezi, former Police Chief Felix Kaweesi, former Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga and former Buyende DPC Mohammed Kirumira who were allegedly gunned down by unknown individuals riding on motorcycles.