President Museveni has stuck to his guns and insisted that MPs have to be investigated over the irregular allocation of Shs10 billion to themselves under the guise of fighting the #Covid-19 pandemic.
In an April 28, letter to the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga,Mr Museveni insisted it was “morally reprehensible for MPs to try and benefit from a national crisis by misusing the powers they have to allocate themselves that money”.
President Museveni wrote that in smuggling the Shs10 billion in the Supplementary budget, Parliament had “unilaterally reshuffled the powers of the Executive.”
The letter is copied to the Prime Minister, Vice-president,Chief of Defense Forces,Inspector General of Police, Attorney General and Auditor General.
“Are MPs purchasing officers of the State of Uganda?. There Accounting Officers of the State are well-known. MPs are not among them,”President Museveni wrote in the letter.
The audit is expected to take 4 weeks and a report submitted to President Museveni.
MPs who have returned the Shs20 million will not be probed.