The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga has summoned the Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda for an explanation to the House over claims that billions of monies meant to facilitate the stay of refugees in the Country has been misappropriated.
Parliament also wants an explanation from the Premier over claims that some OPM officials are extorting Shs 20,000 from each of the Congolese refugees entering the Country.
The Summon to the Ugandan Premier Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda by the Speaker of Parliament was as a result of Kasilo County legislators accompanied by other legislators who raised a matter of national importance to the House, seeking an explanation on the alleged claims of misappropriation of funds meant for the refugees in the Office of the Prime minister.
The members of parliament allege that in spite of the media reports that billions of money meant for the facilitation of refugees of the Country was misappropriated, government has decided to keep silent on the matter.
The legislators also want to know the gravity of the misappropriation of refugee funds plus the alleged misappropriation of Shs 8 billions in a land deal in Mbale
The members of parliament are concerned that the government of Israel and Ugandan government signed an agreement to expatriate refugees from Israel without the consent of parliament.
With all these concerns from the legislators, the Prime Minister is expected next week to give the government’s stance on the matter.