By Ahura M.Mark
Ministry of Health Accountant Alex Gumisiriza who is being investigated over the 1.3 billion shilling illegal transfer of funds to a shoddy account, has admitted to authorizing the deal in question. Gumisiriza however claims that he acted under pressure .
However he did not state the source of the pressure which forced him to make the illegal transfer of funds which were meant for services rendered by the National Medical Stores (NMS), handling fees for medicines and pharmaceutical products under the Uganda Global Fund Programme.
Gumisiriza told the Director Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Directorate (CIID) Grace Akullo on Tuesday that ,
“I was put under a lot of pressure by an official from the Ministry to speed up the paper work for the funds to be channeled,”
The money was transferred from an account in Bank of Uganda to an account opened in ABC Capital Bank.