Police also suspects that UBC has been footing the electricity and rent bills for the minister’s radio station. Lwemiyaga county MP Theodore Sekikubo and his Kampala Central Counterpart, Abdu Nsereko, insist Kabakumba Matsiko must resign. They accuse the minister of abusing her office when she was minister of information and overseer of UBC.
Wilfred Niwagaba, Ndorwa East MP, demands that the Minister resigns her Cabinet position and parliamentary seat. He wants the Minister to return the equipment and be charged in courts of law.
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Abdu Katuntu, Bugweri MP, Gerald Karuhanga, Western Youth MP and Joseph Sewungu , Kalungu West MP say that the case of Kabakumba is a good test to the presidency in the fight against corruption. The MPs say that during his campaigns President Yoweri Museveni promised zero tolerance to corruption.
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Effors to reach the minister for a comment on the matter were futile as she neither picked nor return calls from our reporter. However, sources say the minister claims that her radio station was set up long before she was appointed overseer of UBC. It is not yet clear how she acquired the transmitter. Masiko was appointed Information minister in February 2009. Police confirm the station started using the UBC equipment the same year.