By Ahura Mujuni Mark
Tullow Oli Company has apologised to president Museveni over allegations that it intended to pay him shs130b to meet his short term needs and demands .
The company’s Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Aidan J. Heavey wrote to president Museveni on March 20 ,2013 explaining that the allegations are groundless.
The letter was in reply to a letter written to him this week, by President Museveni’s lawyers asking him to explain reports which had stirred legislators who demanded that the president should come out and give an explanation to Ugandans .Museveni gave the oil company only three days to explain the claims.
Tullow says that the claims emerged out of careless reporting during the hearing of the case .
“That cross-examination has, unfortunately, resulted in selective, partial and out of context reporting of the court and consequently the unfounded allegations …” he added.
“These allegations are entirely false and indeed have been refuted by Tullow in open court,” he affirmed.
“At no time did Angus McCross or any other Tullow employee suggest making payments to Your Excellency either to satisfy or short term needs or demands or for any other reason,” Heavey said, explain that the only payment his company made to the Government “have been through the proper authorities.”