The parliamentary adhoc committee investigating oil bribery allegations has cleared three cabinet ministers named in the saga.
A draft report seen by Sunday Vision indicates that Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi, foreign affairs minister Sam Kutesa and internal affairs minister Hilary Onek were not found guilty. The report is due to be presented to parliamentary speaker Rebecca Kadaga before the end of this month.
A source in the committee who spoke to Sunday Vision confirmed that they had drafted a report following a four day retreat held at a hotel in Entebbe last week.
Two members of the committee, Joseph Matte Sibalingana and Freedom Kwiyuchiny, confirmed separately that they had held a retreat, but refused to discuss the contents of the draft report.
"We have a draft report for our consumption, but not for the public and the final report has not yet been made because we still have a few places to visit," Sibalingana said.
Other members of the committee are Stephen Tashobya, Hussein Kyanjo, Cecilia Ogwal, and Julius Junjula. Kyanjo did not attend the meeting because he was sick.
In October last year, Mbabazi, Kutesa and Onek were accused of receiving bribes from oil companies. In defending his accusations, the western youth MP, Gerald Karuhanga, tabled before Parliament documents, which he said proved that the trio received bribes.
But the draft report indicates that the committee could not find evidence to back the accusations leveled against the three ministers.