Fri, Dec 1, 2023

PAC GRILLS MINISTER MUSENERO OVER COVID FUNDS

PAC GRILLS MINISTER MUSENERO OVER COVID FUNDS

By Ntale Younus

The Parliamentary accounts committee has grilled  Minister Monica Musenero about the expenditure of the covid-19 funds which was allocated to her in the fight against COVID 19.

Minister Musenero was put to task to explain the over 46 billion shillings that was allocated to her for purchase of 8 French Lab rats.

The committee learnt that Minister Musenero was meant to buy each French Lab Rat at 6m each but the members were shocked to learn that she bought each rat at 11 million shillings leaving so many unanswered queries.

The Legislators asked the minister Musenero Monica when she expects her Covid drug to be on Ugandan market and at how much.

But the minister in reply retaliated that research is a gradual process urging the legislators to be patient.

 About the expenditure of the money, she denied not being directly responsible for the money adding that she was never the accounting officer as she insisted, she was then a Presidential Adviser.

The Parliamentary accounts committee, PAC produced evidence that the Minister Monica Musenero directly wrote to ministry of finance seeking for the said monies.

Minister Musenero however failed to prove to PAC to have given the accountability to the Auditor General.

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