Mbabazi pins Museveni on oil agreements


Former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi, insists President Yoweri Museveni personally handled oil sharing agreements.

Addressing a press conference at Masindi State Lodge on Sunday, Museveni said oil agreements are handled and authorised by the Attorney General.

“I don’t know the details. I deal with principles/strategies,” Museveni said.

A day after Museveni said oil agreements were handled by Cabinet, Mbabazi says president ‘personally’ handled deals.

“What was presented in Parliament weren’t oil sharing agreements,” Mbabazi told a press conference Lake View Hotel in Mbarara town.

“The pleading was, there was a confidentiality clause.”

Addressing press last week in Mbarara town, Mbabazi has reiterated he has not seen the oil agreements for Uganda.

Mbabazi claimed that the oil agreements were never an issue brought to the cabinet which he chairs.

“These matters (oil agreements) were never handled by the cabinet, I never saw them,” Mbabazi said.

On Friday January 15, during a presidential debate at Serena hotel Kampala, candidates were asked if any of them had seen the oil agreements between Uganda and Tullow Oil.

However, while the audience and fellow candidates continued to signal that the former premier could have seen them, he declined.

The agreements are said to have been signed in February 2012, the time Amama Mbabazi was still holding office.


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