Highly placed sources within the NRM have revealed that Rwandan fugitive Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa, is currently the main sponsor of the ongoing Ugandan constitutional amendments regarding presidential age limit using funds obtained from his vast dubious businesses in Uganda especially the Tobacco business.
Sources report that Rujugiro Tribert Ayabatwa has been very instrumental in regard to the ongoing constitutional amendments in Uganda.
Accordingly, he is reported to have released huge sums of money through Gen. (rtd) Caleb Akandwanaho alias Salim Saleh to ensure that the ongoing constitutional amendments regarding age limit pass without fail.
In this regard, he has promised the NRM through Gen. Salim Saleh to pay hefty sums to Parliamentarians in an effort to persuade them to vote in favor of the envisaged constitutional amendment.
In order toeffectively manage his vast business investments in Uganda including Meridian Tobacco Company Ltd based in Arua District, Uganda, with its head offices in Kireka, along Kampala – Jinja highway, Rujugiro has corrupted high level Ugandan Government officials including Gen. (rtd) Caleb Akandwanaho alias Salim Saleh, President Museveni’s young brother by offering him 15% of the shares in Leaf Tobacco and Commodities Company Ltd, another Tobacco company owned by Rujugiro.
In a memorandum of understanding signed on 13th June 2017 between Leaf Tobacco and Commodities Ltd and Gen. (rtd) Caleb Akandwanaho with Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa and Ruth Sebatindira (Director and Secretary of Leaf Tobacco and Commodities Ltd) signing as witnesses, Gen. (rtd) Caleb Akandwanaho alias Salim Saleh was granted 15% of the shares in the company as a silent/passive member without voting powers.
The MoU further states that in return, Gen. Caleb Akandwanaho shall provide security services to the company for its businesses within Uganda and outside the country upon terms and conditions to be specified in the agreement.
Sources further indicate that Salim Saleh has assured Rujugiro maximum protection during his business errands to Uganda.