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IGG Beti Kamya Distances self from Fraud Allegations

By Rosette Nandutu,

IGG Beti Kamya finally appeared before the Parliamentary Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and Enterprises (COSASE) after failing to show up last week, citing a “heart attack.”

COSASE is currently investigating the controversial Shs 10.6 billion supplementary that was queried by the Auditor General in his June 30, 2021 report.

The Auditor General said that this supplementary budget was irregularly awarded to the Uganda Land Commission (ULC) on Beti Kamya’s orders when she was still the Minister of Lands.

Appearing before the committee that is headed by Joel Ssenyonyi, the former Lands minister distanced herself from the allegations adding that her role was to write the letter requesting for the funds from the Ministry of Finance.

COSASE according to its chairperson Ssenyonyi, found out that the said money was used to pay false claims, and tasked Kamya to reveal the criteria she used however she insisted that the said six people are the petitions that her office received.

COSASE is now expected to host the Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija to pronounce himself on the same allegation.