By Najibu Mulema
While celebrating Global Hand Wash day in Kamuli district, the president of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni appreciated the parliamentary committee on statutory authorities and state enterprises(COSASE) chaired by Abdul Katuntu for rescuing the tax payers’ money mounting to shs 26billion from the Chinese construction companies which had been misused.
Since the beginning of the 10th parliament, the committee has been investigating on the misused funds in government authorities especially in UNRA.
Previously, five Chinese construction companies were given shs 47billion to refund people affected by the roads projects, ‘unfortunately the investor used the allocated money for their own benefits.
This forced the committee to summon the five companies to Parliament, by the end of it all the companies were ordered to refund the money to UNRA.
Luckily enough, early this week the four companies in question managed to return the sum of shs26 billion to the Authority.
“I want to thank the committee which investigated and recovered the money which had been swindled and i also thank UNRA for improving in fighting corruption within the authority,” Museveni asserted.