Dr Baterana Byarugaba, the Executive Director of Mulago Referral Hospital has Monday morning handed over instruments of office to his deputy Rosemary Byanyima.
Byarugaba’s woes started last week when he was arrested and charged at Jinja Road Police with 4 counts of embezzlement, abuse of office, fraudulent false accounting and causing financial loss contrary to section 23 of Anti-Corruption act.
He was arrested by State House health monitoring unit led by Dr Warren Namara.
Dr Namara said BB is being investigated for mismanaging shs 28 billion.
Against that backdrop, the Permanent Secretary (PS) Ministry of Health Dr Diana Atwine instructed BB to immediately hand over office to his deputy and step aside to allow law take its course.
“You are therefore required to hand over office to your deputy director Rosemary Byanyima in accordance with section F-d(4) of the public service standing orders and keep away from your duty station until you are advised otherwise. During this period you shall not leave the country without my written permission,” Diana’s letter reads.
“Pursuant to section F-s and F-s of the public service standing orders 2021, you are hereby interdicted from duty to pave way for investigations and you will receive half pay with immediate effect until the charges against you have been cleared,” the letter further reads.
BB will be receiving half salary until charges against him are cleared.