Govt fails to account for Shs56 billion Covid-19 cash 

What you need to know:

  • The AG report does not include an audit into the Shs10b that was appropriated by Parliament and shared by MPs, each getting Shs20m purportedly to help them support their electorates during the lockdown last year.
  • After extended disagreements between Parliament and President Museveni, the benefitting MPs were directed to return the money to the Consolidated Fund account in Bank of Uganda or hand it over to their respective Covid-19 district task forces.

The Auditor General (AG) has unearthed gross abuse of billions of shillings and other donations meant for the Covid-19 response when the country was battling the effects of the pandemic early last year.

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