The Deputy Speaker, Anita Among has named a select committee of Parliament to investigate the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Monica Musenero over the alleged misuse of shs31 billion meant for development of Covid-19 vaccine .
The other members of the committee are Hon Aisha Kabanda (NUP, Butambala District), Paul Omara (Indep., Otuke County), Tony Away (NRM, Nwoya County) and Solomon Silwany (NRM, Bukooli Central).
The committee’s terms of reference include establishing the progress registered in development of a locally manufactured vaccine for covid-19, establish the amount of funds so far released towards research, innovation and Covid-19 vaccine development.
The committee is expected to establish how the funds were utilized, and the challenges faced in the development of the vaccine.
Ntungamo Municipality MP, Hon Yona Musinguzi tabled a set of documents in Parliament on Tuesday, this week alleging that Shs31 billion that Parliament appropriated to the ministry for the manufacture of Covid-19 vaccines was channeled through an organization called PRESIDE which he claims is not a registered.She named the committee during a plenary sitting on Wednesday, expected to conclude it’s investigation within two weeks.
He also accused Musenero of faking payments to scientists who he said deny receiving money from the ministry or PRESIDE among other accusations.