The Government of Uganda has appointed a new accounting officer at the Uganda Embassy in Denmark following the cash scam by mission officials last month.

Following the audio clip that linked where Ugandan diplomats at the embassy in Denmark held a zoom meeting to discuss how they were to share the embassy money for 2019/2020 financial year that ended in June.

Mr Michael Karugaba has been appointed to replace Ms Alex Hope Mukubwa as the new accounting officer.

The permanent secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr Patrick Mugoya, said Mr Karugaba is expected to start work next week.

“I want to assure the public that we will get to the bottom of this issue of planned plunder of government money. The investigation has already started and it is being done by the office of the Auditor General and Inspectorate General of Government (IGG),” he continued.

“The new accounting officer will also help in departure arrangement for the officials that were implicated in the scam. The Head of Mission, Ambassador Nimisha Madhvani, is out of there,” he added.