Speaker Kadaga Rebecca has expressed her disappointment at the way things are going on in ruling National Resistance Movement which she has served for over two decades.
Kadaga who is also Kamuli district member of parliament returned to the country few weeks ago after being admitted at Agah Khan hospital in Nairobi on fatigue related ailments.
Kadaga who was rumoured by may to have been poisoned said the government has been hijacked by group of mafias who act with impunity and are never punished for their alleged transgression.
In a no-holds-barred address on Monday to representatives of Commonwealth anti-graft agencies currently meeting in Kampala, Ms Kadaga spoke of “the mafia [in government], working in cahoots with dodgy officials” with “glaring impunity.”
According to sources who attended the function, Kadaga was visibly angry and also criticised anti-corruption bodies in the country for procrastination.
A highly-placed source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Ms Kadaga had no kind words for some government officials she did not name, whom she said had turned government service into a hunting ground for personal enrichment.
She also narrated how mafia connive with top government officials in roads construction chain and Finance ministry to swindle public resources yet anti-corruption agencies do nothing about the haemorrhage.
Explaining how the mafia works, Ms Kadaga reportedly told the agencies that one of Parliament’s oversight committees investigated the abuse of public funds and discovered that a colossal amount of money, earmarked for compensation of people along roadways, had not reached the intended recipients.
“The mafia, in cahoots with dodgy officials or like-minds in the road construction chain and the Finance ministry, instead got this compensation money and put it on their bank deposit account for a whole two years!” Ms Kadaga said.
She added: “What is most shocking and disheartening is that up to now, no action has ever been taken against these individuals. They are still in their offices.”