No Money to Procure Pornography Machine – Minister Lokodo

Minister Simon Lokodo speaking to press after the committee meeting

The State Minister for Ethics and Integrity, this Fr. Simon Lokodo has clarified on the delayed operationalisation of the Pornography Control Committee and the subsequent delay in the purchase of a Pornography detection Machine.

While appearing before the Presidential Affairs Committee chaired by Hon. Fred Mwesigye on Tuesday the Minister was tasked to explain whether the said machine is already in operation or not.

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Lokodo noted that no purchase has been effected yet due to lack of funds which the government hasn’t released to his ministry.

This was however seen as contradicting of the Minister by some members of the committee who reminded him that he was on record revealing that the machine had been procured.

“These guys gave me a soothing word that money was on my budget for the operationalisation of the Ponography Control Committee and I knew that once the committee is in place, ampoule the next thing to purchase would be this server,” the minister clarified.

“Get this right, it is not a machine but a server to be installed in the system to detect anything related to Pornography,” noted Lokodo.

“I am waiting for the money and if I got it I would have bought it yesterday,” Lokodo highlighted.

“To make the committee perform its duties effectively, including accommodation, transport, field work and office equipment; I would need around Sh2.6bn.”

For the server, the Minister revealed that according to the earlier contacted supplier from South Korea, the server would go for Sh300bn to 500bn.


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