Kampala, Uganda: Tropical Institute of Development Innovations (TRIDI) has since noted with concern the allegations making rounds on Trumpet news Website alleging that TRIDI has a direct influence on PAC’s investigations on Covid-19 expenditures.
The same website also alleged that TRIDI’s Executive director, Dr. Clet Wandui Masiga comes from the same village with MP Budadiri West, Hon. Nathan Nandala Mafabi and that is why the minister for Science, Technology and Innovation is being investigated on COVID 19 funds.
It is against this background that TRIDI is disassociating itself from all allegations made.TRIDI has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Uganda which clearly states the roles and Mandates of the Auditor General on projects funded by Government of Uganda.
It is brought to your understanding that TRIDI has been receiving funding from government since 2017 and has been submitting all accountabilities to the Office of the Auditor General.
Therefore, TRIDI has no business and influence in what the Office of the Auditor General does with the reports. Since TRIDI started receiving funds from government, each year, the Auditor General audits government funds and it is the office of Auditor General who knows what to do with Audit reports.
TRIDI would also like to clarify that its Executive Director Masiga does not come from the same village with Hon. Nandala Nathan Mafabi as alleged by Trumpet News. It must be clearly ascertained that Dr. Masiga comes from Bulambuli district while Hon. Mafabi comes from Sironko district despite the fact that these two districts are all located in Bugisu.
While the two know each other, the PAC business has nothing to do with TRIDI and it’s Executive Director MASIGA.
TRIDI has since taken a strong stand against having an influence in the decision of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and has no mandate to influence any investigation ongoing something which was alledged by the same website.
On Political affiliations, Masiga subscribes to the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party while Hon. Mafabi subscribes to FDC. Therefore, TRIDI as an independent Institution would like to disassociate itself from the allegations made on Trumpet News Website, twitter and has no involvement in PAC’s ongoing investigations on the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovations Dr.Monica Musenero or any other institution or person.
TRIDI is the leading implementer of the Sericulture project in Uganda and envisions increased industrialization and export development through sustainable adoption of Sericulture technologies and Innovations in Uganda.