Government has disowned an investigation by police in relation to the unfolding currency scandal at Bank of Uganda.
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga told journalists yesterday that they were investigating allegations that additional money was printed and smuggled into the country. The figure that has been thrown about is Shs 90 billion.
But government through Ofwono Opondo, the executive director of Uganda Media Centre said they were not aware of any investigation regarding this money.
“I disagree with Fred Enanga’s statement about investigations in relation to the extra cargo of Shs 90 billion,” said Ofwono.
Opondo said government now wants Enanga to put the record straight.
“We are asking police to correct the statement [that there is an investigation over Shs 90 billion].”
Ofwono said government is investigating the extra boxes on the plane that contained equipment for testing blood.
He said they want to know how the boxes got on the plane.