KAMPALA – The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has unveiled a team of 15 people appointed by President Yoweri Museveni to manage the Covid-19 Response Fund.
The team, which is supervised by Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda, is headed by Mary Karooro Okurut, the minister in charge of General Duties.
Okurut is expected to offer political guidance to the team that is comprised of people from both the private and public sectors.
Members on the team are Eng. Emmanuel Katongole, the chairman board of directors UNOC; Robert Kabushenga, managing director Vision Group; Apollo Makubuya, a lawyer; Keith Muhakanizi, secretary to the Treasury; Patrick Mweheire, regional chief executive of Standard Bank Group.
Dorothy Kisaka, a senior presidential advisor, is the Fund’s secretary and administrator.
Other members are Bwoch Gustavias, who chairs the board of Centenary Bank; Aga Sekalala, managing director Ugachic; Dr. Francis Omaswa, former director general of health services; Dr. Diana Atwine, permanent secretary ministry of Health; Ian Clarke, chairman Uganda Healthcare Federation; and Bishop Joshua Lwere, the general overseer National Alliance of Pentecostal & Evangelical Churches.
While unveiling the group on Thursday, Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda described them as “eminent people who will be looking after these resources.”
He urged them to be transparent.
“The comment that I want to make is to emphasize the point of transparency,” he said.
“The target is building the health sector. The target is supporting the frontline workers in the health sector.”