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Butabika Hospital officials grilled over drug shortages

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Officials from the Butabika National Mental Referral Hospital have been tasked to explain the stock out of essential drugs at the facility which has forced patients to resort to expensive health care systems. Led by the Executive Director Butabika Hospital, Dr David Basangwa, the …

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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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Defence fails to explain UGX 35 Billion unauthorized domestic arrears

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The accounting officer of the defence ministry, Edith Buturo today failed to convince Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee over 35 billion Shillings domestic arrears acquired without requisite authority. Domestic arrears refer to unpaid bills for goods and services rendered to a government entity, including wages …

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Betty Kamya calls for audit of KCCA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Kampala, Beti Kamya has asked the Auditor General to conduct a special audit into Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA accounts. Kamya said that she has written to the Auditor General, John Muwanga to carry out a special audit particularly, the directorates of …

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MPs demand creation of City Metropolitan police force

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have faulted Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) for failing to create a Metropolitan Police Force nine years after a law came into force. In their report, the MPs sitting on the committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) say …

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PAC tasks Mulago hospital to account for UGX 245M

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Public Accounts Committee-PAC of parliament has issued a two day’s ultimatum to Mulago National Referral hospital officials to account for more than Shillings 245 million. The committee Chaired by Nathan Nandala Mafabi, the Budadiri West MP issued the ultimatum on Monday afternoon when …

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Debt servicing is straining service delivery – IMF warns Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that as Uganda allocates more resources to interest repayment, key social services are being starved which will, in turn, impact health, schools, and job creation. In its latest economic outlook report for Uganda after the executive consultations on …

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MPs question donor funding of gov’t institutions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Finance Committee have questioned officials from the Office of the Auditor General-OAG about funds from donors provided to government agencies. Led by the Auditor General John Muwanga, officials from the Office of the Auditor General on Thursday appeared before …

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Probe into Cooperative bank closure takes twist

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The probe into the closure of Cooperative Bank took a twist after the committee investigating the irregular sale of commercial banks resolved to summon the Auditor General John Muwanga to clarify on allegations that there were two cooperative banks. This was after shareholders of …

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