Lukwago pins top officials over Greenland Bank despair

As parliamentary Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authority and State Enterprise (COSASE) concludes its probe into Bank of Uganda, city lawyer also the Kampala Capital City Authority Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, says he was not summoned to defend his client.

Lukwago serves as the key witness and lawyer to the late MD Greenland Bank Dr Sulaimani Kigundu.

Lukwago says as Greenland Bank legal team was being summoned by the committee, they should have summoned him too, to represent his client since he is dead.

He says he thought COSASE would invite him to defend his client and his Bank Greenland which is part of the probe, regarding the closure and sale of seven banks which did not happen.

“I was entrusted with a number of documents, very confidential documents concerning Greenland bank and Dr Kigundu’s life. Even the most secret document you can talk about, he may have inlands as an individual. So, I am going to speak authoritatively of this matter.”

In a media briefing on Tuesday, Lukwago alleged that he has confidential information pinning top officials in government including the fountain of honour president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

And now he is left figuring out why he was not summoned.

“We are ready to present this evidence, we have written to them with request that if it breezes them, they should schedule a meeting such that we present this before them and they summon these individuals who are mentioned in these reports. I need to repeat them; General Yoweri Museveni, General Salim Saleh, Gen Muhoozi, Charles Mbire, Hon Martin Lukyatayire and others who are mentioned in these documents. Short of that justice will not be done.”

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Following this, Lukwago is now appealing to the committee to allocate more time to listen to his part of the story as regards to Greenland Bank closure and sale. Before writing the final report. “Let this, the outgoing Chairman and his team hand over to the incoming one, so that these investigations continue. They are against time; they were told by 22 of this month they should hand in a report. Yet they are going to occasion injustice.”