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Min. Kasaija summoned over missing UGX 2 Trillion Covid-19 relief funds

KAMPALA, UGANDA: Parliament of Uganda has today summoned the Minister for Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Hon. Matia Kasaija to give an explanation on the whereabouts of missing covid-29 relief funds worth UGX 2Trillion that was passed by the house last year.

The Daily Express has learnt that the said missing funds which was an external donation was aimed at helping the government to save the struggling small scale entrepreneurs and other badly hit sectors like the Education in the post covid-19 pandemic era.

It is however alleged that eversince the money was approved by parliament as a classified budget, it’s biggest section cannot be accounted for.

Reliable information from the parliamentart budget committee indicates that Hon. Matia Kasaija could have swindled the money with some bigwigs in the government different from what it’s core role was.

“We passed that money last year and everyone saw this,” the speaker, Rebecca Kadaga fumed when contacted by the media.

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“We want the Hon. Finance Minister Matia Kasaija to come on record and explain to the house where all this money went,” a furious Kadaga adds.

Important to recall is that this is not the first time that Matia Kasaija is playing ping pong games on taxpayers money after he was earlier on pinned by parliament when he had inflated the budget with an unknown agenda.

He was also named among the incumbent ministers who spent heftiest in the 2021 general elections campaign trail.

Hon. Kasaija reached a point of bribing out his rival and awarded him a juicy government job to push him away from blocking his political return to the eleventh parliament.


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