Arrests Over Karamoja Iron Sheets: Why Speaker Anita Among Is Next
By Executive Editor
After Amos Lugoloobi (Minister of State for Finance, Planning and Econonomic Development), Agnes Nandutu (Minister of State for Karamoja Affairs) and Mary Goretti Kitutu (Minister for Karamoja Affairs); Speaker of Parliament, Annet Anita Among, is next.
Well-placed sources say that just like Lugoloobi (whose goats’ shade had been roofed with stolen iron sheets), some of the iron sheets meant for the vulnerable in Karamoja ended up at Bukedea Comprehensive School. While the irons sheets were received by the school head teacher, the institution is owned by Among.
“In my district, I got a call; that, eh, iron sheets are being brought. And when they were taken, I said give it to the schools. Little did I know that the iron sheets were meant for another region,” Among recently explained to the House how she got 500 iron sheets.
It is important to note that at the height of arrests over Karamoja iron sheets, Among sent her handlers who returned the said roof sheets.
“But after some analysis and looking at [it that] … the iron sheets were meant for Karamoja, not for Bukedea, I have taken [a] personal decision as a leader that since it was not allocated to my district, but also the iron sheets were given already out [to my constituents], I have decided to buy 500 iron sheets and give itback through my personal assistant to take back … to Office of the Prime Minister (OPM),” Among is quoted by the Daily Monitor to have said.
“I am doing this for the House … I do not want to be like I grabbed [the iron sheets].”