Minister in disguise nabs corrupt workers
KAMPALA: Uganda’s health minister disguised herself as a patient and caught two medical workers demanding a bribe for free government services, she said.
Health Minister Sarah Opendi said she wore a face veil and travelled to a hospital in the capital Kampala on a boda-boda (motorbike taxi) to disguise her identity.
“I received many complaints that the staff at the hospital was extorting money from patients,” Opendi said.
She went through normal patient procedures for some laboratory tests for which she was told to pay 150,000 shillings (RM168) “yet these are all supposed to be free”.