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Museveni orders dismissal of procurement boss
Publish Date: Aug 22, 2014
Museveni orders dismissal of procurement boss
President Yoweri Museveni
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By Vision Reporter

President Yoweri Museveni has directed the Permanent Secretary, Asuman Lukwago in the Ministry of Health 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 M. Pinetti the chairman of Finasi Company that Mugisha had asked for a bribe of 20% of the total project he was handling in order to finalize the procurement  processes.

Finasi, founded in the early 1970s is an Importer/Exporter and primary goods Trader in the Middle East and Africa.

It has innovated and developed specific know-how in the Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Interiors and organic food fields delivering value-added services to its clients.

The company is a global turnkey provider for Healthcare facilities, projects and supplies.

Other countries where it has been carrying out similar projects includes Egypt, Sudan, Libya, Russia and Dubai.

In a meeting that took place yesterday, between President Museveni, ministry officials and the Investors at State House Entebbe, the President directed that Mugisha be removed with immediate effect and be replaced with a devoted civil servant who cannot  steal.

‘‘How can you keep a thief in the Ministry? And how are you going to counsel a thief ? A thief is a thief. He should be removed,’’ he said.
The President pointed out that the coming of the Finasi Company to Uganda was at his request to build a first Class Hospital that will be dealing with complicated problems such as kidney and heart operations.

“I requested them to come to Uganda to deal with kidney and heart problems so that we stop people from going to India for treatment,’’ he said.

The President also directed the ministry to iron out its differences with the investor in two weeks and pave way for the project.

According to the report from the Minister of Health, Dr, Rukahana Rugunda to the President, Mugisha formerly worked with the Ministry of Agriculture before being transferred to the Health Ministry were he has been for nine months.
 
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