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Gov’t pledges to account for COVID-19 funds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has said that it will account for all the funds received for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, staff from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) handed over 376 million shillings to the Ministry of Health. This same amount was …

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Health Ministry gets additional UGX 45 Bn for COVID-19 fight

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Budget Committee of Parliament has allocated an additional 45.2 billion shillings to the Health Ministry. On Tuesday, the Finance Minister Matia Kasaija told Members of Parliament that the security sector would receive 81 billion shillings while 62 billion shillings for the Ministry of …

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National Medical Stores on the spot over missing UGX 13 Billion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has issued summons to top officials of the National Medical Stores (NMS) over Shillings 13 billion unaccounted for funds. The money in question was advanced to NMS by the Ministry of Health in the past three financial years to …

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Staff restructuring at Luweero hospital starts

Luweero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Luweero District has embarked on re-organization and recruitment of staff at Luweero Hospital. On September 5th 2019 the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Health Doctor Diana Atwine upgraded Luweero Health Center IV to General hospital. Atwine also directed the district to recruit 185 health workers …

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Ministry of Health fails to account for UGX 9.6Bn

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Officials from Ministry of Health have failed to account for 9.6 billion shillings they disbursed to National Medical Stores (NMS). The funds were meant to procure uniforms for health workers, beddings, productive gears and other items. The Ministry officials led by Permanent Secretary Diana …

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Danger from Museveni’s new permanent secretaries

President Yoweri Museveni’s recent reshuffle of Permanent Secretaries is the latest sign of his ad hoc way of appointing government officials which experts warn is detrimental to public service.Museveni on Nov. 04 reshuffled permanent secretaries, dismissing some of the longest serving permanent secretaries and transferring others. Prominent among those removed …

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