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Parliament Demands Statement from Gov't on BoU Scam

The State Minister of finance in -charge of planning, David Bahati insisted that there was no extra cash printed. He asked the MPs to be patient and wait for the outcome of the investigations.
Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga.

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Parliament has demanded a statement from Government regarding the Bank of Uganda-BOU scam.

Last week, the State House Anti-corruption unit and police arrested BoU officials after the Central Bank Governor Emmanuel Tumsuiime- Mutebile wrote to State House to investigate reports of a chartered UK airline which was carrying BoU currency notes, also carried private cargo belonging to individuals and agencies.

The MPs demands follow contradicting statements from the different government agencies about the saga.

On Monday Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga, said that the police are investigating the illegal printing and bringing of unauthorized currency notes into the country.

However, government spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo said that the ongoing investigation was about the extra cargo on a BoU Chartered plane. According to Opondo, the extra cargo.

Kasanda North MP, Patrick Nsamba requested that the government be given a timeline within which to report back to the house. 

He noted that the contradicting statements by from the Police, Government and Bank of Uganda breeds suspicion.

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The State Minister of finance in -charge of planning, David Bahati insisted that there was no extra cash printed. He asked the MPs to be patient and wait for the outcome of the investigations.

He also said that government will report back to Parliament on Tuesday with a tentative report.

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In her ruling, the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga told Bahati to stick with the Tuesday deadline and bring the report.

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