Mubarak Munyagwa, the Kawempe South MP has spoken out on the saga surrounding the expiry of the leadership of the Committee on Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE).
Munyagwa was designated by FDC to replace Abdu Katuntu on January 13 but the speaker Rebecca Kadaga said this week that Katuntu should continue until the end of February when she hopes the committee will have finalised the probe on Bank of Uganda. FDC has contested the speaker’s ruling saying they will challenge it in court.
Before that legal challenge materialises, Munyagwa has spoken out, having been conspicuously quiet since the BoU started.
“I have been silent because I have not been in the country not because I do not feel the pain. Am a Uganda with a right to serve my country. Katuntu is not the first chairman of COSASE. [Patrick] Amuriat was a chairman he left at the expiry of his term and he was replaced by [Ibrahim] Ssemujju and Katuntu replaced Ssemujju,” he said in a video clip sent from India where he says he has gone for treatment.
He added: “What is behind bank of Uganda I know…I know what has been going on and I am telling you the world will know what you have not known. Is it the first investigation on Bank of Uganda? What happened to the golden pens bought at whooping sums? Where is the report? You open up the investigation, you excite the public and there is no report! I am coming back to Uganda, I respect the speaker, I know her power.”