Uganda: Authorities Requested to Title DRC Looters
By Yasiin Mugerwa
Authorities was yesterday requested to call the perpetrators of atrocities and the plunder of pure sources within the DR Congo, which has now led to a Shs80 trillion struggle reparations demand from the neighbouring nation.
MPs additionally voiced fears that Uganda might be “mortgaged” for failure to pay reparations for crimes dedicated within the DR Congo by Ugandan troops and different officers.
“We want to know the individuals who dedicated these atrocities in DRC and the way we’re going to pay DRC earlier than our nation is mortgaged,” Mr Lukyamuzi mentioned.
He added: “Our nation is about to be mortgaged and none of us can afford to pay Shs82.eight trillion as a result of we’re one of many poorest nations.”
Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah then requested appearing Chief of Authorities Enterprise Ruth Nankabirwa to elucidate DRC’s $23.5 billion declare.
“Uganda as a sovereign nation has a system of going through challenges just like the one Hon Lukyamuzi placed on desk. This nation is not going to be mortgaged. Now we have different dispute decision mechanisms to take care of these issues,” Ms Nankabirwa advised the Home.
What they need
Day by day Monitor reported final week that talks between Uganda and DRC in regards to the disputed reparations for plunder and atrocities dedicated by high Ugandan authorities and navy officers collapsed after the 2 sides failed to beat hurdles to a remaining settlement. Solicitor Normal Francis Atoke advised the Public Accounts Committee final week that talks hit a snag after the DRC authorities demanded $23.5b (about Shs82.eight trillion) for the plunder of its sources and compensation for atrocities dedicated but Uganda had supplied $25m (about Shs88.12b) in reparations.