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USAID Unplugs Marie Stopes Funding Over Corruption

A number of Marie Stopes employees have been asked to leave

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Chimpreports understands that Ministry of Defense entered negotiations with a bank in Russia through a state owned arms exporting company in mid-2014, to get a loan of USD 170m to procure the said classified military equipment.

Rosoboronexport which sources told this reporter is the Russian company, concluded the negotiations with the defense ministry and the bank late last year, and the deal to get the loan was agreed upon by all parties.

The dilemma only remained on convincing the “ever obstinate” Members of Parliament to accept and approve the loan as required by the constitution.

Ministry of Finance was thus immediately brought on board to help speed the process and the eventual delivering of the classified items.

The well-kept information which this reporter has been following finally came out in Parliament on Tuesday in an uncharacteristically closed session where journalists and Parliamentary employees were chased away from covering or attending.

The loan request which was presented to the committee of National Economy by the Finance ministry on Tuesday, was a shock to most members on the committee since the Defense Ministry was already given budget for classified expenditure in this current financial year that is remaining with three months to end.

The loan request according to sources on the committee, did not come with the traditionally required appraisal report by the Ministry of Finance which is always the first required document before any debate on loans begin

ministry of defense generals including state minister, JJ Odongo, Chief of Defense Forces, Katumba Wamala among others and the Permanent Secretary flooded the committee to defend the said money presented by the Finance ministry.

Most members of Parliament however disagreed with the generals due to complexities that arose including the appraisal report, whether or not the request is a supplementary, since the financial year has not yet ended, the absence of last year’s Classified Expenditure report among others.

“We couldn’t agree with them (the ministry of Defense officials) since there was no appraisal report and the report of the last money we gave them for classified expenditure.

You also know UPDF was well covered in this financial year`s budget which all sectors are still surviving on. Let them define what they want first. Is it a supplementary request?” One of the members who spoke to this reporter but asked not to be named said.

When contacted on phone, the Defense ministry and UPDF spokesman, Col. Paddy Ankunda asked to be called later since he was in a meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Chimpreports understands that Ministry of Defense entered negotiations with a bank in Russia through a state owned arms exporting company in mid-2014, to get a loan of USD 170m to procure the said classified military equipment.

Rosoboronexport which sources told this reporter is the Russian company, concluded the negotiations with the defense ministry and the bank late last year, and the deal to get the loan was agreed upon by all parties.

The dilemma only remained on convincing the “ever obstinate” Members of Parliament to accept and approve the loan as required by the constitution.

Ministry of Finance was thus immediately brought on board to help speed the process and the eventual delivering of the classified items.

The well-kept information which this reporter has been following finally came out in Parliament on Tuesday in an uncharacteristically closed session where journalists and Parliamentary employees were chased away from covering or attending.

The loan request which was presented to the committee of National Economy by the Finance ministry on Tuesday, was a shock to most members on the committee since the Defense Ministry was already given budget for classified expenditure in this current financial year that is remaining with three months to end.

The loan request according to sources on the committee, did not come with the traditionally required appraisal report by the Ministry of Finance which is always the first required document before any debate on loans begins.

Ministry of Defense generals including state minister, JJ Odongo, Chief of Defense Forces, Katumba Wamala among others and the Permanent Secretary flooded the committee to defend the said money presented by the Finance ministry.

Most members of Parliament however disagreed with the generals due to complexities that arose including the appraisal report, whether or not the request is a supplementary, since the financial year has not yet ended, the absence of last year’s Classified Expenditure report among others.

“We couldn’t agree with them (the ministry of Defense officials) since there was no appraisal report and the report of the last money we gave them for classified expenditure.

You also know UPDF was well covered in this financial year`s budget which all sectors are still surviving on. Let them define what they want first. Is it a supplementary request?” One of the members who spoke to this reporter but asked not to be named said.

When contacted on phone, the Defense ministry and UPDF spokesman, Col. Paddy Ankunda asked to be called later since he was in a meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Credible sources have revealed that USAID has for now over four months withheld its funding to Marie Stopes Uganda due to embezzlement of funds by the top management.

Marie Stopes Uganda is the largest sexual and reproductive health provider in the country.

USAID funds several Marie Stopes programmes and for more than 20 years it has been funding the nationwide reproductive health outreach programme whose top management was found corrupt, buy http://dangerdame.com/wp-content/themes/clementine/home.php calling for the closure of the donations.

As a result, medical the organization has stopped with immediate effect conducting any outreaches and suspended several of its workers since November last year.

“We were told that the outreaches will stop for sometime due to some financial constraints and that management will be communicating when all the impasses are resolved, ampoule ” a source that called for anonymity revealed.

“Within that week, we learnt that Marie Stopes had on its outreach programme presented before the funders several destinations up country that were never to be reached in reality.”

Marie Stopes is the country's biggest sex and reproductive health provider in Uganda

Marie Stopes is the country’s biggest sex and reproductive health provider in Uganda

“There was a certain village that I won’t reveal, which they claimed to have reached out to, but when USAID sent a representative to follow up, to their surprise, there was not a sign of an outreach and on contacting the concerned authorities within the area, they revealed that they had never seen or received any official from Marie Stopes,” added the source.

This he said, angered USAID officials who made further investigations and found out that there were several other claimed outreached that were never made. As a result, USAID withdrew its funding to the outreach program.

As workers Marie Stopes awaited communication from management, to their surprise, they were told to return the organisation’s uniforms, kits, ID’s, mobile phones and other equipment.

“From yesterday [Monday 23rd], members of the outreach programme have been returning the organization gadgets and we are now officially unemployed and have hope that the programme will one day resume unless it’s taken up by other funders.”

In every outreach, the workers would get between Sh 70,000 to Sh150, 000 every day and they would be paid at the end of the working period.

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