The permanent secretary ministry of health Dr. Diana Atwine and Mr., the undersecretary Ronald Ssegawa have recorded statements at police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) for allegedly unlawful spending Shs 6 billion.
The two were on Thursday handed over to CID by the Public Accounts Committee that was chaired by Okin Ojara.
This follows the Auditor General’s reports for the 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 financial years which showed that there was diversion of public resources by Ministry of Health officials.
According to Mr Ojara, although Parliament allocates funds according to work plans presented by the respective ministries detailing how it would be spent, the Auditor General’s reports shows that Dr Atwine and Mr Ssegawa disbursed money ignoring the purpose for which it was provided.
Mr Ojara said that the committee is also investigating the possibility that the money in question could have been stolen.
The money was meant for ; the rehabilitation and expansion of Kayunga Hospital that was supposed to get a paediatric surgery unit at Shs2.2 billion among other projects.
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