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MPs Launch Campaign to Recover 6Bn Oil Tax Cash

Some of the officials that shared Shs 6billion after winning the Oil tax Case

Members of Parliament have launched a campaign to determine the masterminds of the Shs. 6bn Oil tax cash scandal and possibly recover the money.

Legislators numbering 30 including Margret Komuhangi of Nakasongola district, doctor http://ccresourcecenter.org/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-base.php Paul Amoru Omiat of Dokolo north, Michael Tusiime of Mbarara Municipality, http://codesiconsulting.com/wp-content/plugins/sitepress-multilingual-cms/classes/class-wpml-browser-redirect.php Jackson Rwafuzi of Kyaka South, Sarah Nakunde of Mpigi district and Jacqueline Amongin of Ngora district among others led by Commissioner Peter Ogwang declared their intentions on Wednesday at Parliament.

Hon. Tumusime who was the main speaker during a meeting with the members of the press said they want the genesis of the matter to be known to the public and the government officials behind it.

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“We are so surprised that billions were shared by some few people when the country is faced with under and unfunded priorities,” Tumusime said.

“The officials who initiated and pursued the bonanza should be individually held accountable and the monies recovered,” he added.

On Monday ChimpReports broke the detailed account of how officials of the Uganda Revenue Authority, Ministry of Finance and the Attorney General’s Office shared billions of shillings as bonuses for their participation in legal battle between Uganda oil companies Tullow and Heritage.

The arbitration in London handled by the United Nations Commission on Trade Law ruled in favor of Uganda against Heritage in the then disputed $473m tax settlement.

The MPs also want to know why the money is being termed as bonuses or token of appreciation when the beneficiaries vigorously pushed for it.

“We have got some letters indicating that senior government officials asked and pushed to make sure the money was given to them. How can someone force for his or herself to be thanked?” Ogwang wondered.

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