The First Deputy Prime Minister, sale http://chubeast.com/components/com_k2/views/itemlist/view.html.php Gen. Moses Ali on Monday “smuggled” the Uganda Revenue Authority Commissioner General, Doris Akol and two other senior government officials to a meeting with the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga.
We reported yesterday about the unannounced visit to Parliament by Ms Akol, the Commissioner Legal Advisory Services in the Office of the Attorney General Christopher Gashirabake and Commissioner for Tax Policy Finance Ministry Mr. Kagwa Moses.
It emerged after the meeting that the trio who bagged more than Shs200m each in the so – called oil cash bonanza were not supposed to see Speaker Kadaga but Deputy Premier Gen. Moses Ali and the Government Chief Whip, Ruth Nankabirwa who had the appointment with the Speaker.
We now understand that these strategically utilized the opportunity to bring on board Akol and her group.
The meeting was primarily meant to discuss the legislature business mainly the Bills and Statements from the Executive to the house.
Kadaga, according to a source, was surprised to see Akol and the two commissioners from Justice and Finance Ministries in her boardroom on 6th floor where the meeting took place.
A statement released by Parliament’s Director for Communications and Public Affairs, Chris Obore confirmed the development in a statement released the same evening. “It’s true that the Commissioner General of Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Ms. Doris Akol visited Parliament and met the Speaker.
However, she had no prior appointment with the Speaker,” part of Chris Obore’s statement read.
“The Prime Minister had earlier requested a meeting with the Speaker to discuss the Legislative agenda (Bill Processing) and the performance of Ministers. The 1st Deputy Prime Minister Gen. Moses Ali and the Government Chief Whip Hon. Ruth Nankabirwa met the Speaker in her boardroom at around 4 PM.”
The efforts to get comments from both Gen. Ali and Akol were futile as they did not pick our repeated phone calls.