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LOP Aol Challenges Museveni Bribery Claim

The leader of opposition in Parliament Hon Betty Aol Acan yesterday dismissed President Yoweri Museveni’s claim that he had neither solicited for, nor handed out a bribe to anyone.

Museveni during this year’s National Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday warned members of parliament and other leaders in Uganda and Africa, to desist from the temptation of bribery and corruption.

He said he in his life time had never taken or handed out a bribe, warning further, “Don’t be corrupt. Don’t agree to take a bribe. Don’t do it.”

However, during FDC’s parallel Independence celebrations yesterday, Hon Aol said the president wasn’t being honest with himself.

Acan accused Museveni of bribing members of parliament to amend the constitution to fit his liking.

“Who took money to parliament to remove term limits and age limit?” she asked

Besides corruption, Mrs Acan slammed the president for killing Uganda’s education and health sectors.

Despite the existence of UPE and USE, she said the system still doesn’t favor the poor, citing for instance the selective student loan scheme.

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“The independence we got in 1962 was State independence but people are not independent,” she added

However, in Sironko where the national celebrations took place, President Museveni praised his party’s performance in resuscitating the Ugandan economy despite a number of bottlenecks.

With issues such as infrastructure tackled and with oil money on the way, Museveni promised that Uganda’s economy will soon be growing in double digits.

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