KAMPALA — Newly appointed energetic Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has run into the first huddle with the mafia world if her word is to be believed.
According to the Prime Minister, a stranger has warned her through a member of her Kakumiro based family to “back off our deals or face it”, she told reporters at Parliament on Friday July 23.
Ms Nabbanja didn’t mention details but the indefatigable Prime Minister, just days ago, rejected supply of substandard blankets and beans for relief to victims of resurgent floods in Kasese District.
The Prime Minister has since rejected the explanation of her Permanent Secretary and asked the police and State House Anti-Corruption Unit to investigate the matter.
On the backdrop of the fallout, Ms Nabbanja revealed on Friday that
a messenger she did not name, travelled all the way to her country home in Kakumiro to deliver a warning message.
“If somebody can drive from Kampala up to my home area to look for my brother who is a town clerk in the village to ask him such a question that means something is wrong,” she told journalists.
“I will inform my boss, the Head of State, if somebody can drive from Kampala up to Kakumiro to look for my brother and ask him “what does your sister want?” I cannot take that lightly,” Ms Nabbanja, shortly after meeting the Bunyoro Parliamentary Caucus.
Ms Nabbanja, a climber within the ruling NRM hierarchy was recently elevated to Prime Minister ahead of several other senior cadres.
President Museveni reasoned that he had picked her because he believed she would provide some much needed answers to the persistent corruption across government departments as NRM political leaders looked on or joined the party.
Ms Nabbanja has her job clearly cut out, as warning bells have rung for her before she even makes the first step.