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