M7 Probes "Ugandan" Seeking UK Parliament Probe On Tullow
Uganda police is investigating an ill-intentioned Ugandan for masterminding a damning letter to the British Parliament seeking an investigation into the validity of agreements signed recently between Tullow Oil and Uganda.
President Yoweri Museveni read the poorly written missive before NRM legislators during the NRM caucus meeting at State House, Entebbe yesterday.
The missive called upon British legislators to investigate Tullow bosses for possible bribery and also signing oil agreements with Uganda yet there is a Parliamentary resolution barring any oil transaction until relevant laws are put in place.
Acting Chief whip Daudi Migereko told scribes Tuesday at Parliament that Museveni was enraged by the letter as it could hamper the smooth production of oil in Uganda.
While the identity of the Ugandan is still unknown, MPs told Chimpreports.com he was an eminent person facing arrest anytime from now.
"Museveni told the caucus there was a Ugandan who wrote to the House of Commons with a view to blacklist Tullow Oil having signed an oil agreement with government. Museveni said he will carry out investigations on the petition and would provide a report on the author," Migereko told press.
He further revealed Museveni would find out the authors of the document and take serious actions, arguing any negative publicity would affect Tullow’s performance on the stock exchange where it is listed in London thus “dire consequences for Uganda’s economy."
Separately, deputy chief whip David Bahati said Uganda is a sovereign country capable of dealing with her internal affairs, adding that petitioning foreign countries tantamount to economic sabotage or conspiracy to sabotage.
Fears are high the dossier could have been written by a member of the ruling party.
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Updated on 2013-05-09 09:25
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