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Museveni summons Cabinet crisis meet

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    President Museveni has summoned his Cabinet for an impromptu meeting this morning to discuss the precarious situation his administration finds itself in following the resignation last week of two senior ministers over corruption allegations.

    The meeting kicks off at 11am in the Cabinet Library at the President’s Office on Parliamentary building, this newspaper has been told.

    Daily Monitor has also learnt that the President has summoned ruling NRM party lawmakers to meet him this evening at State House, Entebbe, a few hours after his Cabinet discussions.

    “The secretary to Cabinet [John Mitala] sent out invitations inviting us for a special Cabinet meeting tomorrow morning [today],” said a source in Cabinet speaking on condition of anonymity due to lack of authorisation to speak on behalf of the Cabinet.

    While the agenda of Mr Museveni’s meeting with the NRM Caucus in Entebbe is unclear, the source said Cabinet is expected to discuss the report tabled last week by Parliament’s watchdog committee on public accounts into the questionable approval of compensation to businessmen Hassan Bassajabalaba and retired Col. John Mugyenyi.

    Ministers Syda Bbumba (Gender) and Khiddu Makubuya (General Duties) resigned after the Public Accounts Committee held them culpable of causing financial loss to the taxpayer and abuse of office for their role in approving reported inflated compensation claims in excess of Shs150 billion.