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By Juma Nsubuga

Government wants to hijack the Anti corruption Amendment Bill from the MPs who are intending to move it in its draft form.

The state minister for ethics and integrity, Rev Fr Simon Lokodo met with the MPs intending to move the bill, John Simbwa (NRM) and Sempala Mbuga (NRM) and pleaded with them to abandon the bill claiming that it requires getting finances from the consolidated funds for its implementation which the constitution requires government to full fill.

Minister Lokodo

Minister Lokodo claims that his ministry had already started on the process to come up with the Anti corruption amendment bill as he explains.

However one of MPs behind the bill , Makindye east MP John Simbwa says that they have gone through all the processes required for some one to come out with a private members bill.

Simbwa further expressed worries that government may delay the bill yet the levels of graft in the country have gone out of hand.

Last month parliament granted leave to Makindye East MP John Simbwa to work on this bill.

The draft bill is seeking to have all political leadersĀ  leave office immediately if investigations related to the offenses of corruption or embezzlement commence against them.