Lukwago asks COSASE to hear his Greenland Bank story

Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has petitioned Parliament’s Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) asking it to hear his story on closure of Greenland Bank.

Lukwago who was the lawyer for the former managing director of the defunct bank, the late Dr Sulaiman Kiggundu, told journalists at City Hall in Kampala that he wants the Abdul Katuntu-led committee to summon and investigate the first family which he says played a big role in the closure of Greenland Bank.

“We thought there could be that opportunity for us to appear before the committee and explain but in vain. I wanted to write to them earlier but then power struggle for COSASE came in.  We recently heard from the media that the committee is winding up the investigations, so we decided to write to them; Kiggundu died a frustrated man,” said Lukwago.

Lukwago’s letter

Kiguddu was taken out of office on December 5, 1998 and arrested on April 1, 1999 before he was prosecuted on allegations of funding Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel activities.

Lukwago claims to be in possession of relevant evidence that the committee could use in its investigations.

“As his counsel and close confidant, I can attest to the fact that he died a very disconsolate man and frustrated man, having failed to attain justice from all government and state institutions that handled the Greenland saga” reads part of the letter to Cosase.

Among the documents Lukwago claims to have is one in which Kiggundu which implicated among others President Yoweri Museveni, his brother Gen Salim Saleh, Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba and MTN’s Charles Mbiire in the plan to close the bank.

Lukwago says that while different stakeholders in Greenland Bank were invited to give their testimonies, the family of Kiggundu or its representatives were not invited.