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Gov’t Abandons Shs3.8bn COVID-19 Tents Over Poor Quality

The sleeper tents procured could not be used because of poor quality (courtesy photo)

The Government of Uganda through Ministry of Health procured 20 sleeper tents worth Shs3.8bn from M/s Lumious Uganda Limited but they were of poor quality.

 This revelation is contained in the COVID-19 Interventions Report for Financial Year 2019/20 released by Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development’s Budget Monitoring and Accountability Unit (BMAU) in October 2020.


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According to the report, each of the 100 capacity tents was procured at a sum of Shs163million

“Although the contract stipulated 20 tents, only 13 were signed and installed at Namboole by time of monitoring in September 2020,” the report obtained by Business Focus reads in part.

It adds: “All the tents procured failed and could not be used to accommodate patients as earlier anticipated due to their weak specifications and capacity. The users and stakeholders at Namboole questioned the suitability and quality of tents procured by the MoH.”

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