By Ronald Kabuye
Renowned television journalist Simon Muyenga Lutaaya has revealed that he has turned down many requests by his friends and National Resistance movement top officials to meet president museveni so as to settle his debt that exceeds 200 millions as demanded from him by the Bulamongi Constituency in Kaliro district Member of Parliament on NRM ticket Kenneth Lugogo and in exchange of his service to the head of state.
Muyanga Lutaaya says he can not meet president Museveni over his debt since its not the solution to the purported cancer in the judiciary thus a call to parliament and responsible organs to streamline the laws so that they stipulate who qualifies to pay a fine and how much incase one looses an election petition.
He added that such fines like the one subjected to him are intended to scare away people from contesting against those in ruling government and petitioning court against the same people.
Muyanga Lutaaya also expressed concern over police foiling his fund raising ceremony in abide to raise the money and subsequent refer of him to the inspector General of Police Gen. Edward Kale Kayihura to sanction his ceremony who he says has failed to meet for over a month despite his efforts to have the meeting through formal and informal process.
The debt came as a result of Mr Muyanga who was on opposition Forum for Democratic change FDC ticket filed the election petition contesting the ruling National Resistance Movement party (NRM)’s Kenneth Lubogo’s victory but he lost both cases at both Jinja High Court and Court of Appeal.
Lutaaya says out of the 209 million he has only managed so far to get 5 millions in cash and 7 millions in pledges before questioning where president Museveni gets the money to settle people’s debts that are in 100s of mind yet he only earns three millions per month if he is not taking from the tax payers money.