Parliament Investigates National Information Technology Authority Uganda Over 16 million Dollar Project
The parliamentary committee on ICT has kicked off probing fraud between the National Information Technology Authority Uganda (NITA-U ) and Huawei company in a 16 million dollar project.
Parliament directed investigations into the alleged fraudulent collusion by NITA-U to give a contract of extending the National back bone infrastructure for provision ICT optic fiber cables in west Nile region to Huawei which could cause government to lose 43 billion shillings in the deal through inflated cost.
The committee on the ICT chaired by Tororo county mp ANET Nyakecho today interfaced with the NITA-U executive director James Saaka who denied the allegation of fraud in this project.
However Budadiri west member of parliament Nathan Nandala who unearthed the fraud together with other whistleblowers told the committee that his allegations against NITA-U should be examined against the project bidding documents to find out the truth in this case.
He said that Huawei projects conducted for private companies are costing less compared to the similar project wants to carry out for government.Rubanda west mp Kabafunzaki said that this case should be probed to avoid further expenditure of government funds in fraudulent projects.
The committee chairperson who is also Tororo county mp Annet Nyakecho accepted to continue with probe into this case and asked the NITA-U director James Saaka to file to the committee a comprehensive report about the alleged fraud in this project.