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NUP welcomes UK sanctions on Speaker Among

During a press conference on Thursday morning, President H.E Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert strongly applauded the sanctions imposed on the Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among, in retaliation for her involvement in corruption.

The President defined sanctions as a tool against impunity, emphasizing that all local avenues have failed to check corrupt officials. He stated that despite Speaker Among’s embezzlement of billions, no credible institution has held her accountable. He cited the inability of the Police to issue an arrest warrant, the DPP’s inability to sanction files, the IGG’s hesitance, and the retirement of the Auditor General as factors preventing accountability. Despite Among admitting to theft and returning the consignment, no institution prosecuted her.

The President asserted that sanctions deter corruption by discouraging the corrupt from making offshore investments.

“Travel bans, asset freezes, and other sanctions may not imprison corrupt and brutal officials who have harmed their own country, but they prevent them from moving to other countries, investing stolen funds, and enjoying life where leaders prioritize citizens’ well-being,” he said. “They prevent regime officials from escaping consequences and reinforce the duty of civilized nations to intervene when a few individuals threaten entire nations’ futures.”

He praised the diaspora community, led by Comrade Daniel Kawuuma, for peaceful demonstrations and engagement with foreign governments on Uganda’s state of affairs. He urged Ugandans to use social media to expose injustices.

He disclosed a pending petition at the International Criminal Court that would soon trigger arrest warrants for Gen. Yoweri Museveni and his son, Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, whom he claimed feared facing court due to clinging to power.

The President criticized UHRC chairperson Ms. Mariam Wangadya for complicity in rights violations, with some victims accusing her of attempting to silence them with threats and rewards. He assured the public that the sanctions on Speaker Among were just a signal of forthcoming actions, mentioning Robinah Nabbanja, Jessica Alupo, Abel Kandiho, and Christopher Ddamulira as officials due for sanctions.

He commended other forces of change for continuously pressuring the regime and accused regime officials of using LGBTQ issues to sanitize corruption.

“If LGBTQ is the basis of sanctions, why aren’t the Bill’s mover, Hon. Asuman Basalirwa, and seconder, Hon. Jonathan Odur, on the sanctions list?” he questioned.

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