PAC ordered to investigate Nabbanja cash relief lists

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The deputy speaker of parliament Hon Anita Amongi has directed the parliamentary account’s committee –PAC to investigate the lists of beneficiaries of the covid 19 relief cash.

Amongi ordered that the lists are examined for accountability and to know if the intended persons got the money before a report is presented to the August house.

This comes after Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja on Tuesday tabled before Parliament a selected list of beneficiaries from divisions in Kampala and Gulu City.

In Kampala, lists were compiled from Kawempe and Nakawa Division alongside Gulu City.

However, Nabbanja told Parliament that the beneficiaries were identified from groups of people that depend on daily earnings in urban areas following a verification exercise.

She says the exercise to identify vulnerable people happened in Kampala Metropolitan Area, all Cities, and Municipalities.

Nabbanja says that by Tuesday 41.35 billion shillings was given out accounting for 413,504 beneficiaries, 82.5 percent, pending 87.603 records.

She says the pending numbers had issues with requirements by Telecom Databases due to invalid National lD numbers, telephone numbers registered under different names, non-existent or unregistered telephone numbers, and non-mobile money registered numbers.

“The failed numbers have been sent back to the Cities, Municipalities for correction before payment can be done. The town clerks have been guided and trained by the Ministry of Gender, NITA-U on what to do,” said Nabbanja.

Ministry of Finance released 53.5 billion Shillings to assist 501,102 struggling households in Uganda with a relief cash package.

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