As the country prepares to be declared Ebola-free today, it has emerged that $42 million (Shs154b) out of the $81.2 million (Shs298b) mobilized by partners for the Ebola Sudan Response remains unspent.
The revelation was made during the Ebola Virus Disease Response Accountability Forum in Kampala yesterday.
Mr Jerry Jonas, a World Health Organisation (WHO) partner coordinator, said: “We have 56 partners of which 29 mobilised $81.2m for the Ebola response.”
The undersecretary in the Ministry of Health, Mr Kenneth Akili, also revealed that $3.21m (Shs12b) of the $6 million (Shs22b) that the government contributed was not utilised.
The Health minister, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, tasked partners who have not yet accounted for the funds to do so with immediate effect.
At least 27 organisations and agencies have not accounted for Ebola cash.
Dr Aceng urged partners who have accounted for the funds but have balances to submit to WHO a detailed accountability report with a well-coordinated plan of how the balances will be spent.