Former registrar of nurses’ Council and Ministry Procurement duo on the spot over missing UGX 1.1 Billion
Former Iterim Registrar of the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council (UNMC) Rebecca Nassuna together with two procurement officers of the Ministry of Health are charged over violation of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets (PPDA) guidelines causing the Ministry a loss of UGX1.1 Billion.
According to the Prosecution in the trial of the 3 say that during Nassuna’s tenure in office spent 1.1 Billion of taxpayers’ money to procure and gazette the nurses and midwives register, which was not provided for in the approved budget of UNMC which was contrary to the Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets (PPDA) guidelines.
Rebecca Nassuna and procurement officer Steven Ssepuuya have been charged in the Anti-Corruption court, but were granted cash bails for 5 million and 3 million respectively. And Judge Abert Assimwe issued court summons for Musinguzi who was not in court.
Court adjourned the case to September 9 for mention and to permit Robert Musinguzi take plea.
Ms Nassuna is also faulted for allegedly initiating the procurement of conference items in May 2018 for UNMC staff without confirming the availability of money which was contrary to the PPDA regulations.
She allegedly paid Shs191 million to M/S Wave Media Graphics Limited to provide various conference items without following PPDA guidelines.
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