By Julius Mugaga Tukacungurwa/Umoja Standard.
PARLIAMENT: On Wednesday, 1st, March, 2023, while appearing before a committee, Minister Kitutu swore that she will not be used as a bait for other ministers with whom they were in same Iron Sheet scandal to ride on.
Hon. Mary Gorreti Kitutu- Uganda’s Minister in Charge of Karamoja Affairs conceded to have channeled Karamoja iron sheets while appearing before the committee that was probing the dear Office ofthe Prime Minister (OPM) on the scandal.
Umoja Standard recently ran a story indicating how Minister Kitutu received 25,000 pieces of iron sheets that were meant for Karamoja Region but ended up tiptoeing and ran away with some that she shared with fellow Ministers that we told you to disburse only 6,000 pieces.
After being seriously pressed by the committee, Minister Kitutu assured that she will come with a detailed report regarding Karamoja donations on Friday 3rd, 2023.
In her statement, terrified Kitutu said, “Madam Chairman, allow me to go back and collect the necessary information so that i present a detailed report on Friday.“
It is alleged that embattled Kitutu is disappointed that fellow “thieves”-Ministers used to pressurize her for a share of relief items but now want tonuse her as a ‘bait’.It should be remembered that thios scandals did not leave the Prime Minister and the Spear of Uganda’s 11th Parliament, Hon. Anita Annet Among however on Monday 27th Feb 2023, conceded receipt of iron sheets but said ‘I never requested for them’ and donated them to Government schools in Bukedea District where she hails.
Speaker Among quoted, “Let everyone carry his or her cross, yes I got the OPM Iron sheets but I did not sell them, I donated them to Government schools in Bukedea”.