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Byline: Cyprian Musoke and Ibrahim Kasiita
TULLOW Oil vice-president for Africa has refuted allegations in one of the Wikileaks stories in which he is quoted accusing security minister Amama Mbabazi and energy minister Hillary Onek of graft.
In a letter to President Yoweri Museveni on Friday, Tim O'Hanlon described the allegations as "doctored and absolutely false".
"I have never made such a claim to the US ambassador but merely discussed with him at our meeting in December 2009 the stories published in the local press and the associated rumours circulating in Kampala at the time. I have no evidence implicating the honourable ministers in corruption and have no reason to believe that the rumours sweeping Kampala at the time were actually true," O'Hanlon says in the Friday letter.
He said that as part of a general discussion about doing business in Africa with the US Ambassador to Uganda Lanier said he made reference to the rumours …