One today’s One on One political talk show on NBS TV, the former senior presidential advisor asked the president to take action on cabinet ministers who collected their relatives out of the mandatory quarantine. The relatives were returning from category one countries before the president directed a total closure of Entebbe airport.
Mirundi blames the wide spread of the virus on the corruption tendencies at the airport where officials reportedly pocketed as little as $200 to assist returnees in evading institutional quarantine. “I know of several of them who were scooping $200 from each traveller to help them skip quarantine,” Mirundi said.
Mirundi further asked the president to sack some of his cabinet ministers on grounds that they committed a murderous offence than the political figures distributing free food to the vulnerable. “What these ministers did is worse than the politicians giving out free food. They deserve to be charged,” Mirundi said.
The charged political analyst also stung parliament for being too rigid and unfair. “Those ones are after money. Why isn’t parliament in recess. They want the present to look to them while making decrees but good enough he has avoided them,” Mirundi revealed. “NRM MPs are like a house wife who asks a husband for money before offering him sex. Museveni knows what they want which is why he is avoiding them,” Mirundi disclosed when asked why Museveni is dodging parliament.
Mirundi lauded the idea of opposition politicians who were offering relief to the downtrodden. Mirundi said this was a signal and trend setter that awoke the slumbering government. “Besigye, Nsereko and the likes are like a biscuit hawker who appears on a taxi window and puts his stock on display to prompt a cry from the hungry child. Parents may not have extra money to buy that biscuit but the child will obviously cry,” says Mirundi while responding to the government response to delivering relief to the vulnerable. He however insists that the Ministry of Health seems to be infuriating its budget to reap from the situation. “That ministry has no credibility and it’s been a siphoning point for the Mafias,” Mirundi argues.
Ministers in Cabinet isolation
Our sources disclosed that a great deal of ministers whose children were studying in diaspora defied the health ministry directives and fetched their families. Consequently, Museveni politely asked them never to return to cabinet meetings till the situation normalises. The isolated ministers include; Molly Kamukama who is hiding her children at one of the five star hotels at Rubaga road, Kampala.