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Police investigate ministers names in privatisation report

[Uganda] Western Uganda, IDP children.
IDP children in western Uganda, where ADF activity has displaced tens of thousands of people (IRIN)

The Ugandan police are investigating senior government officials accused of corruption in a parliamentary report on privatisation, the semi-official ‘Sunday Vision’ reported. “Parliament has done its part, ours is to investigate whether they contravened the law,” the paper quoted a CID official as saying. Among those mentioned in the select committee’s findings were President Yoweri Museveni’s brother Major-General Salim Saleh, four ministers and two government officials. Minister of State for Privatisation Mathew Rukikaire, criticised for failing to supervise the privatisation process, reportedly resigned on Friday.

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