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JUST IN: United Kingdom Sanctions Speaker Anita Among And Two Former Museveni Ministers

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The government of United Kingdom has sanctioned the speaker of the republic of Uganda Hon Annet Anita Among and two former president Museveni’s ministers who he just dropped in his recent reshuffle.

According to a statement released by the UK government, these are accused of corruption particularly benefiting from the Karamoja iron sheets scandal which engulfed almost half of Museveni’s cabinet last year.


The two former Ministers on the sanction list are Dr Mary Goreti Kitutu and Agnes Nandutu who were both Ministers of Karamoja but are currently facing charges related to diversion, abuse of office among other corruption related charges in the Anti -Corruption court.

“The two former minister sanctioned- Mary Goretti Kitutu and Agnes Nandutu- stole thousands of iron sheets used for roofing and infrastructure from a Ugandan government-funded project aimed at housing some of the most vulnerable communities in the region, providing them to prominent politicians and their families instead”-reads part of the statement

The Speaker who was one of the first people to be implicated in the Karamoja Mabaati scandal which were received at her school Bukedea Comprehensive rushed to buy iron sheets to return them is also on the sanction list and becomes the first speaker of parliament of Uganda to be sanctioned by the US and UK governments.

“The actions of these individuals, in taking aid from those who need it most, and keeping the proceeds, is corruption at its worst and has no place in society. The Ugandan courts are rightly taking action to crack down on those politicians who seek to line their own pockets at their constituents’ expense. Today the UK is sending a clear message to those who think benefiting at the expense of others is acceptable. Corruption has consequences and you will be held responsible”- said announcing the sanctions today 30th April, UK’s Deputy Foreign Secretary Andrew Mitchel.

It is the first time the UK government has used the Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions regime on individuals involved in corruption in Uganda.


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