Whereas President Museveni directed all Members of Parliament to return the controversial Shs 20m to the district task forces in areas of their representations, there are growing confusions in the day to day guideline changes by the government on the use of the money received.
Mr Silverster Tumukurate, the acting Chairperson LCV Mitooma district has revealed that the task force has failed to budget for the money received due to the continued changes in guidelines.
Tumukurate said these dueing the handover ceremony of Shs 20m by the area Woman Member of Parliament Hon Jovah Kamateeka at district Headquarters today Wednesday May27th,2020.
According to Tumukurate, the district has about Shs 110m, of which 60m are the returned money by the three legislators from the district, and 50millions are donations by Minister Kahinda Otafire, the East African Affairs minister also area resident.
He asked the MPs to help task forces on proper budgeting of the moneys in order to ensure transparency and proper accountability are observed.
Hon Jovan Kamateeka, WMP Mitooma district returned Shs 20m Anti COVID-19 money which Parliament had apportioned to the legislators. She also donated Surgical Masks worth 2millions to be used by the health workers in the district.
Thereturn followed high court orders to all legislators to return the money to the parliamentary consolidated funds. Earlier alone, President Museveni had also directed the MPs to return the money to the district task forces in areas of their representations.
It should be recalled that Hon Kamateeka had earlier spent the controversial Shs 20m on purchasing 12 tonnes of posho and other items which she donated to the taskforce to help the vulnerable families in the area.
However, she stated that even though government requires them to account for the usage of the Shs 20m, she opted to refund the liquid cash just as other MPs have done.
The money was handed over to the district task force headed by the Deputy RDC who was representing RDC Mrs Ada Nasiima.
William Kasolo, the Deputy RDC hailed Hon Kamateeka for following the suit of other lawmakers hailing from Mitooma and complying to the directives of the President by returning the money to the task force.
He further urged the task force to expeditiously sit and budget for themoney pledging for better service deliveries.