President Museveni orders sacking of official over bribery

President Yoweri Museveni
President Yoweri Museveni

President Yoweri Museveni has ordered the sacking of a ministry of health official over alleged bribery.

He has directed the Permanent Secretary Asuman Lukwago to dismiss the Head of Procurement Frank Mugisha Kasaka, for allegedly asking for a bribe from an Italian investor.

The President’s directive follows a complaint from Enrica Pinetti the chairman of Finasi, a company that supplies healthcare items that Mugisha had asked for a bribe of 20% of the total cost of the project he was handling in order to finalize the procurement process.

Museveni says Mugisha must be replaced with a devoted civil servant who cannot steal.

He made the directive while meeting the ministry officials and investors at State House Entebbe.