By Juma Nsubuga
The minister in charge of Karamoja Affairs Janet Kataha Museveni has dismissed allegations that she used over 143 million shillings part of PRDP money to travel to Israel nine times in one month.
Minister Janet dismissed these allegations when she appeared before the parliamentary public accounts committee to defend herself about the allegations in the auditor general’s report that she took part in mismanaging PRDP funds.
She says that it’s not true that she traveled nine times to Israel.
“I only traveled to Israel once in September in 2010 to try to look for a lasting solution to the water problem in Karamoja ,something which was not so much reported in the media.
“Many wondered how logically possible it could have been for me to travel to Israel nine times in a month, literally translating to more than two times a week.Mr chairman those are blatant falsehood sold by those who sought to cover up their misdeeds. Why should lies be told yet we claim to be a nation fighting corruption?” She questioned
“I wondered why the Auditor general’s auditing team could not put to strict proof of those who used this as a justification for their accountability” She noted
“I hope parliament will deem it prudent to advise our auditing system to always do a thorough check on their audit material so as to avoid culprits using names of political leaders as scapegoats well knowing that those leaders like myself will not interface with the auditors” The angry first lady warned.