IGG Kicks Off Investigations Into Kiira Motor Bus Saga, Min.Elioda On Tentorhooks!

IGG Kicks Off Investigations Into Kiira Motor Bus Saga, Min.Elioda On Tentorhooks!

By Spy Uganda

Kampala: Ever since we broke out the big story that Kiira Motors was allegedly manufacturing buses in China instead of Uganda as they purported, the Inspector General of Government (IGG) has commenced plans to investigate the matter which if it turns out to be true, will shed a black spot on a national project that is supposed to be the pride of Ugandans.

These came days after the Cabinet of Uganda allocated about Ushs 40 billion to Kiira Motors for developing locally made motor vehicles. However, along the way, a former student who said that he was part of the project but had been unfairly dropped from it caused an uproar in the public, when he made allegations that in fact the buses were not being manufactured here.

Few days later, the whistleblower petitioned the Inspector General of Government (IGG), State House Anti Corruption Unit, and Chairman Public Accounts Committee of Parliament, saying that the Kiira Motors’ Kayora Bus was not manufactured or even assembled in Uganda as Kiira Corporation previously purported,but instead it was purchased from China and shipped to Kampala.

The whistle blower said Kiira Motor Corporation was hijacked by a criminal gang who are using it to steal taxpayers money under the nose of the cabinet minister Elioda Tumwesigye and asked the petitioned authorities to;

1. Investigate the management and operations of Kiira Motors Corporation to establish if they have embezzled government funds.

2. Investigate Hon. Min. Elioda Tumwesigye and cause him to take responsibility for lying to His Excellence the President and Ugandans.

In the response to the above, an officer in the office of the IGG who preferred anonymity, has told this website “We are looking at the matter, and if it warrants an investigation,” we are going to take it up.
Whistle’s Petition
However, this has caused pressure and panic against the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye who was authorized to establish and oversee the project governance and management structures of Kayora Project who is accused of lying to the President and Ugandans that Kiira Motors manufactures the said buses in Uganda.

 

The whistle blower’s petition partially reads;

“ In April 2018, the cabinet approved a seed fund of US Dollars 40 million to be made in phased payments over 4 years starting in 2018/2019 financial year to commercialise this project, it is well known that save for the Kiira EV, no bus has been manufactured or even assembled in Uganda but the same have been purchased from China and shipped to Kampala and paraded before both his Excellency the President and Ugandans to hoodwink them in a bid to justify the funding received from government while the same continues to be siphoned by its management” the petition reveals.

“It is well known that save for the Kiira EV, no bus has been manufactured or even assembled in Uganda, but the same have been purchased from China and shipped to Kampala and paraded before both His Excellency The President and Ugandans to hoodwink them in a bid to justify the funding received from government while the same continues to be siphoned by its management.”

We shall keep you updated on this………!

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