Kampala, Uganda: Former Speaker of Uganda’s 9th and 10th Parliament who is also Uganda’s 1st Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for East African Community Affairs, Hon. Rebecca Kadaga has conceded that she took the iron sheets.
It should be noted that there has been fury amongst the public. This is after several government officials swayed the relief iron sheets meant for Karamoja. Among these is the Woman MP for Kamuli district, Kadaga.
The former Speaker however revealed that the iron sheets she took weren’t for personal use. She said that she received 250 iron sheets and these were to repair a health centre in her district.
Kadaga equally received another 250 iron sheets to repair a school in the same area. All these had been destroyed by a hailstorm.
“This is to confirm that I requested for and received 250 iron sheets from the 0ffice of the Prime Minster. This was to facilitate the repair of the facilities at Buzaaya Health subdistrict Health Centre II, located at Buwooya, Bugulumbya Sub-county in Kamuli District. I also received 250 iron sheets from the Office of the Prime Minister to repair Buwooya Primary school. This together with the Health Center II had equally been devastated by a hailstorm,” explained the former Speaker.
However, not everyone was having any of her explanations. They questioned if she couldn’t differentiate between Karamoja subregion and Busoga region.
She could have asked for relief for her area and not interfere with that for Karamoja. Others questioned her achievements for her area during her tenure as a speaker.
Meanwhile, PM Rt Hon Robinah Nabbanja revealed that most of the iron sheets meant for Karamoja were delivered.
She added that she doesn’t know about those that were swayed. Nonetheless, she promised to launch an investigation into this matter.