Parliament Demands Explanation on the Theft of Ushs1b from NMS

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The State Enterprises, Commissions and Statutory Authorities committee of parliament has ordered the Auditor General's office to produce a report detailing the theft of one billion shillings from the National Medical Stores (NMS). The theft was brought to the committee's attention, by the NMS acting General Manager Apollo Mwesigye. Mwesigye told the committee that the land title and several assets taken over from the Central Medical Stores (CMS) had since 1998 never been transferred to NMS because of this fraud. The committee chaired by the Erute South MP, John Odit, wondered how a fraud involving such big sums of money was not reflected any where in the Auditor General's report of 1998. Kavumba Kamya, an officer who represented the Auditor General, told the committee that this audit was done by a private firm, Jasper Sem and Associates on behalf of the AG. He gave no further details. Odit has ordered the Auditor general to explain with supporting documents, why this particular case was missing from the report. //Cue in: iThe General Manager# Cue out: #in the 1998 report.i // The auditor general is expected to explain the matter tomorrow.