Government has finally released a consignment of books made popular within the last three weeks; two weeks after the Uganda Revenue Authority confiscated it.
The book titled "The Correct Line? Uganda under Museveni", became popular both within and outside Uganda, after it emerged that it was held for security reasons.
The book was authored by Dr. Olive Kobusingye, a biological sister to President Yoweri Museveni's main political challenger, Retired Colonel Kizza Besigye, takes a closer look at President Museveni's last 24 years in power.
The book compares what he promised when he first came to power against what is being practiced under him now.
On Saturday morning, Dr Kobusingye confirmed to Uganda Radio Network that she has finally received all, save for only 12 copies out of the 500 that had been held. She said the books were delivered to DHL, a courier operator, by the Customs department of the Uganda Revenue Authority.
The tax body has on several occasions denied holding the books. Books are exempted from paying taxes under the tax law.
Kobusingye was happy that her books, which she describes as academic, were finally released for circulation to the public. She said her family was also relieved because she had earlier been told that she is a subject of investigations for authoring a controversial book.
She clarified that nothing bad has happened to her following the incident.
Kobusingye will however not now launch the book officially but go around public places, through invitations, and do book signing and also sign autographs for those who support her cause. She said the first of such activities will be today at Fairway Hotel between 2 to 5pm.
The controversy created by government's confiscation of the book has given her a huge boost in marketing. From the original 500 copies that she imported, Kobusingye says she has ordered more 800 following an increased demand in Kenya and Uganda.
Kobusingye says the proceeds from the books, going for 30,000 shillings each, will go towards legal defense for those falsely accused of criminal offences.
She joked that she was grateful for the free international publicity that government gave to her book.