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HANDSHAKE PROBE: Cabinet Secretary Pins Former Attorney General

John Mitala, Head of Public Service and Secretary to Cabinet
John Mitala, Head of Public Service and Secretary to Cabinet

    By: Dickens H Okello

  • Feb 17,2017
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The Secretary to the Cabinet, John Mitala who is also Head of Public Service has pinned the former Attorney General, Peter Nyombi for initiating the infamous Shs 6bn handshake.

Mr. Mitala together with other officials from the Public Service on Friday appeared before the Parliamentary committee investigating the saga.

He told Members of Parliament on Commission Statutory Authority and State Enterprises that Mr. Nyombi proposed to President Museveni during one of the meetings that the government officials who handled the tax arbitration between Uganda and Heritage Oil and Gas limited should be rewarded.

The meeting that took place in 2015 was however primarily meant to discuss the pros and cons of a formal paper on the tax case presented by Nyombi.

“The Attorney General hinted on the difficulty of the case and proposed a reward for the officers,” Mitala said.

He added that when the matter was brought forward, none of the officials rejected it and it was unanimously passed.

“No one in the meeting refuted the reward proposal. We didn’t record it though.”

Appearing before the same committee last week, former Attorney Generals; Peter Nyombi and Fred Ruhindi said it was President Museveni who promised to reward the team.

The duo also handsomely benefitted from the handshake.

Mitala’s revelation of today coincides with Museveni’s letter of 16th November 2015 written to the Minister of Finance, Matia Kasiaja. The letter explicitly stated that the officials requested for the reward.

“I met with officials that handled that case (Heritage) and they requested to be considered for a reward in appreciation for the work done,” part of the Museveni’s letter said.

It should also be remembered that it was the Uganda Revenue Authority Executive Director, Doris Akol who proposed the Shs 6bn figure.

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