Rt. Hon. Anita Among, the Bukedea district woman representative who is the third in the order of national precedence has narrated circulation under which the Karamoja iron sheets found their way to her school, Bukedea Comprehensive.
According to Among, the iron sheets were only stored at her school because it was the only safe and spacious destination in her district.
Among said the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) delivered the iron sheets at the gate of Bukedea Comprehensive School, and they were received by a painter who kept them before they were handed over to Bukedea district authorities.
On OPM’s delivery documents, Among was listed as the consignee (the person to whom goods are officially sent or delivered).
“That is how they ended up at my school. I did not personally receive those Iron sheets. I wonder why people are calling me a thief yet I’m not,” Among said.
“I did not ask for the iron sheets, and I did not use them at my school as alleged. I am a rich woman who can afford to buy iron sheets. You’ve seen me donate a full Range Rover to my husband. I’ve done several charity projects. I cannot steal just 300 iron sheets,” said the Speaker, adding, “The iron sheets were given to government schools, not my Bukedea Comprehensive School.”
The spokesperson of Parliament Chris Obore who also hails from Teso region has added weight to the speaker’s comments, stating that there is no construction project at Bukedea Comprehensive School as acclaimed.
“The school was built from the foundation to the roof way before even the iron sheets saga surfaced,” Obore said.
Among also disputed claims that her security detail was withdrawn ahead of her prosecution by the anti-corruption court.