By Andrew Visper
Kampala: The Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA), recently wrote to Equity bank seeking for information regarding 13 Non Government Organization NGO which also included Citizens Coalition for electrical democracy Uganda “CCEDU”.
The FIA letter comes at a time when we are heading to 2021 elections.
Today, the minister for information, ICT and national guidance Frank Tumwebaze blamed the NGO’s, for the purportedly always siding with the opposition as opposed to being fair, objective and balancing in their statement.
“Being NGO’s doesn’t warrant you to abuse the Government, Government always supports your work but you instead work in favour of the opposition” Said Tumwebaze
Tumwebaze said that FIA doesn’t only investigate NGOs but everyone including him.
” FIA has a role to investigate all including me ‘Tumwebaze’ If i sale my cows and load my account with billions, FIA has right to investigate where I got the money from thus the same with the NGOs.
NGOs should furnish FIA with all needed documents since Gov’t wants to know the much received and used” Said Tumwebaze
Minister Tumwebaze also urged NGOs to challenge all political parties as opposed to only criticising NRM.
DP party president Norbert Mao said CCEDU should cerebrate for being listed on the FIA list because it’s a clear sign that they are doing a great job which is now a threat to government in the 10 years of their existence.
State minister for kalamoja afairs Lawrence Kizige who represented the prime minister Dr. Ruhankana Rugunda on the 10 years celebration of CCEDU, appreciated the NGOs work thus urging them to keep it for the betterment of Uganda.
“You should stop lamenting instead of complying with the FIA audit, there is nothing wrong in Government seeking to know the accountability of NGOs especially in terms of funding if indeed you are doing good things? feel free and face the FIA but also be ready for the consequences once found engaging in wrong doing” Said Kizige while reading the prime minister’s speech