The Finance Minister, Matia Kasaija has joined some of the government official that have returned the Karamoja iron sheets that he had received from Karamoja Affairs Ministry, under the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM).
Speaking to journalists in Namanve, Mr. David Kayongo, a senior assistant secretary for finance and administration at OPM who has been deployed at OPM’s Namanve warehouses to oversee the procedure, stated that Kasaija had returned the iron sheets but they were less by two.
“He brought back 298 out of the 300 iron sheets. He has promised to bring the balance,” Mr Kayongo said.
Kasaija is the latest minister to return iron sheets after Speaker Anita Among, State Minister for Finance and Planning Amos Lugoloobi and State Minister for Defence, Jacob Oboth-Oboth.
The Speaker’s team returned 500 pieces while Lugoloobi and Oboth-Oboth returned 600 and 300 iron sheets respectively.
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More ministers linked to the scandal are expected to abide by President Museveni’s order which was issued in a letter dated April 3 to return the mabaati (roofing items) or money of equal value