The Parliamentary task force on the National Covid-19 has presented its report before Parliament recommending that the Auditor General carry out a forensic audit on the over Shs 5trillion that has been spent so far in the fight against Covid-19.
The report that was tabled by the chairperson of the parliamentary task force on Covid-19, Abdu Katuntu.
The MPs also recommended to government to use all legal means of accessing the Covid-19 vaccine such that all Ugandans are vaccinated.
Katuntu said Ugandans need to know whether tax payers money was put to good use hence the call for a forensic audit.
He noted that government through the Ministry of Health should avail sufficient personal protective gear to all the health workers, prioritise the procurement of enough oxygen, recruit more essential workers, set up ambulance systems in addition to establishing more isolation units.
The report also noted that there was poor planning between the Ministry of Health and that of Finance in the procurement of the 282 pickups that will be used in the monitoring of fight against the pandemic.
Many MPs told us that the revelations in the report are valid, calling upon government to urgently address the recommendations to avoid the looming third wave of the pandemic.
“Gov’t should submit detailed accountability for shs22.18 billion appropriated to facilitate the establishment of 20 isolation centres per district indicating the location in each district where such facilities are established,” said Dickson Kateshubwa, the MP for Sheema Municipality.