The State Minister for Investment Ms Evelyn Anite has claimed a group of mafia are plotting to kill her ‘the way they got rid of Abiriga and have been meeting in Kampala to plan the assassination.’

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While addressing the press Monday 19 August, Anite referred to the mafia as people who have been trying to block an audit into Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL) as directed by President Yoweri Museveni.
These people are publicly known.

“These mafias are not jokers. Go and ask Abiriga. I will die while shouting that the mafias are coming until they take me down. They follow me and they are tapping my phone. You know the mafias, those who have been trying to block the audit,” minister Anite said.

This comes days after she said a cartel in government circles that wants to take over assets of the struggling UTL, is frustrating her efforts to sack Mr Bemanya Twebaze, the administrator of the telecom company.
She says that her June 26 letter to the Attorney General Mr William Byaruhanga to apply to court to remove Mr Twebaze as the Administrator of Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL) was not seeking his opinion as a government lawyer but rather a directive to implement her instructions.
In her letter dated June 26, Ms Anite directed Mr Byaruhanga to get immediate replacement for Mr Bemanya, saying all the concerned parties have lost confidence in the administrator and therefore, can no longer work with him.

In response, however, the deputy Attorney General, Mr Mweisgwa Rukutana on June 28, 2019 wrote to Ms Anite saying the minister has no supervisory powers over the UTL administrator.