Uganda’s Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has dismissed existence of mafia within the National Resistance Movement (NRM) regime, describing the allegations as mere talk.
“…I have seen this in the media. However, I am not aware of the existence of any mafia group in the government of Uganda,” Rugunda said.
Rugunda made the remarks during today’s plenary sitting in response to a question by Elijah Okupa (Kasilo County) to respond to reports by a cabinet member, Evelyn Anite, State Minister for Investment and Privatisation, who alleged that there is mafia in government seeking to kill her for her role of an audit into the Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL).
Okupa asked, “Hon Prime Minister, can you assure this Country that you don’t preside over a mafia government?”
It is worth noting that Anite while addressing journalists on Monday at the headquarters of Ministry of Finance informed the country that a group of mafia are holding meetings and plotting to kill her.