PARLIAMENT: The Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Anitah Among has announced the the house will receive the Prime Minister’s statement on Karamoja relief items after the Presidential Affairs committee probe.
Speaker Anitah Among in her communication to the house on Wednesday afternoon February 1st, said that Prime Minister will not be presenting a statement on the alleged mismanagement of relief items meant for Karamoja as it is likely to interfere with the work by the Presidential Affairs Committee that is currently investigating the matter.
“I’m closely monitoring the Presidential Affairs Committee probe, we shall get the Prime Minister’s statement after the investigations,” the Speaker told the house
According to the Wednesday Order paper, The Prime Minister of Uganda and Leader of government business Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja was expected to present a statement to Parliament about the alleged mismanagement of Karamoja relief items under the OPM.
Preliminary findings by the State House Anti-Corruption Unit revealed that consignments of substantial relief food, roofing materials, and animals were either diverted to political supervisors, including ministers, or under-supplied.
Parliament Presidential and Foreign Affairs Committee chaired by Hon. Jesca Ababiku, which began separate inquiries into the matter heard on Monday from Karamoja leaders that only 1,000 of an expected consignment of 100,000 iron sheets had been supplied to the region.
The Inspectorate of Government this week also appointed a six- member committee chaired by Justus Kaleebi the manager for Ombudsman affairs to start investigations into the same allegations.