The ongoing controversy over the audit of Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL) took a dramatic turn on Monday, with State Minister for Privatization and Investment, Evelyn Anite telling the press that her life is in danger.
Anite blamed the ‘mafia’ – a yet to be identified group of people said to exert a hidden sinister influence in government -, for trying to block an audit she called for.
“The plan by the mafias is to take Anite out of the picture, I might die but history will judge them. You know the mafias, they are the ones who have been blocking the audit,” she told a press briefing at her offices.
Anite was speaking out after a week in which the media accused her of siding with one of the investors interested in buying into UTL, and after Secretary to Treasury Keith Muhakanizi directed that the audit on activities of UTL be halted.
Muhakanizi said that since the question of audit is now before court, he has been advised by lawyers that the proposed audit by the Internal Auditor General would be subjudice.