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Which Minister Stole Iron Sheets? PM Nabbanja To Speak Out Finally

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The Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja is on Wednesday expected to present before parliament, a statement on the alleged mismanagement of relief items under the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM).

This matter is listed among today’s House business in a plenary session that starts at 2 pm. This is after the 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.

The Parliament Presidential and Foreign Affairs Committee, 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.

This is amidst parliament’s approval of billions of shillings for the intervention. Meanwhile the Inspectorate of Government this week appointed a six- member committee chaired by Justus Kaleebi the manager for Ombudsman affairs to start investigations into the same allegations.

The latest scandal in the OPM which ensnared the Speaker of Parliament Anitah Among, Karamoja Affairs minister Gorretti Kitutu became public after the latters’ detectives arrested members of the latter’s family on allegations of selling the labelled iron sheets.

Parliament Speaker Anita Among has said adverse claims against herself and senior ministers over allegations of receiving iron sheets meant for vulnerable Karimojong, are unfounded and the line minister must take full responsibility.

“Let us not go diversionary. The minister for Karamoja Affairs (Mary Goretti Kitutu) is there. If there was any diversion, it is not anybody else’s fault,” Among said in her communication to the first sitting of lawmakers since the scandal bubbled to the surface two weeks ago.

The Parliament has been on recess during the corresponding period, although one of its committees began inquiries into the allegations of mismanagement of the relief materials on Monday.

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