Ministers appear before the Anti corruption court

Ministers Sam Kutesa, John Nassasira and Mwesigwa Rukutana are today expected to appear before the Anti-Corruption Court for mention of their case over alleged misappropriation of funds meant for the Common wealth Heads of Government meeting in 2007.

They face charges of abuse of office and causing financial loss of over 14billion shillings to the government of Uganda.

The trio is alleged to have passed the decision for government to fully fund the construction of drive ways, parking areas and a marina at Speke Resort Munyonyo, without the mandate of cabinet.

They are alleged to have committed the offences in 2006.

This is the second high profile prosecution arising out of CHOGM, the first being that of former Vice President Prof. Gilbert Bukenya whose trial before the same court begins next month.