He said the authority has asked for the file of the procurement of the gowns from the university and they expect to receive it by January 23, 2020, and the audit will be finished within three weeks.
“Specifically in relation to the gowns, PPDA has been in contact with Makerere University to further provide it with the procurement file. We understand that this procurement was signed in 2017 February that is before our guidelines. The PPDA allows that the contract can be amended. We anticipate that Makerere should have amended this contract to provide that the supplier who is contracted should buy supplies from Uganda. We’re undertaking a contract audit to find out what would have gone wrong with this particular procurement.” added Ssegawa.
If Makerere is found to have breached the rules, the issue will be forwarded to the university council for action, which could include terminating the contract and sourcing providers afresh.