Coronavirus: How Uganda's Finance Ministry 'mistakenly' sent $500,000 to embassy in China

The Finance Ministry in Uganda has asked the Ugandan embassy in China to refund money sent to their account.

This, according to the ministry, is because it ‘mistakenly’ sent almost 10 times more than planned.

The Ugandan cabinet had approved $61,800 (£47,700) to be sent to China for students in Wuhan, where the deadly coronavirus started, although the education ministry requested $600,000 - a much higher amount.

But the ministry mistakenly sent $600,000 to the embassy.

It has, hence, in a recent requested the embassy to refund the $538,200 excess.

Here’s the finance ministry's letter:


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