In his February 15, 2022, second budget call circular for finalizing the budget for the 2022/23 financial year to all accounting officers in central and local governments, Ramathan Ggoobi, the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, says that he has continuously observed that funds earmarked for staff recruitment are returned to the consolidated fund at end of the financial year resulting from delayed staff recruitment.
In her resignation letter to the Gulu University Secretary, David Obol Otori, Naggayi explained that she decided to resign to enable her to contribute to the services of another institution, with effect from March 1st, 2021.
The PAC Chairperson, Nandala Mafabi realized that despite the fact that Uganda Prison Services budgeted for and received Shillings 18 billion for domestic arrears, they spent Shillings 66 billion contrary to the provisions of the Public Finance Management Act.
In his presentation on Tuesday evening, the Finance Committee Chairperson, Henry Musasizi explained that the Bank of Uganda Act, 2000 provides that government is authorized to issue securities for recapitalising BOU where its capital impaired.
Mining Regulations (2004) an instrument of the Mining Act (2003), the minerals obtained under a mineral right or under mineral dealer’s license may only be exported under an export permit granted by the Commissioner at DGSM in the ministry of energy and mineral development.
While the audit report indicated that Shillings 615.4 million out of the Shillings 1.4 trillion Defense budget wasn't spent in the financial year, the Head of Accounts, Elton Denis Barigye told PAC that the unspent funds were Shillings 1.7 billion.
In the report, Auditor General, John Muwanga noted that the office had spent Shillings 9.6 billion on the Patriotism program since 2014/2015 financial year but no assessment has been done to evaluate the impact of the program against the set objectives.
“In a week, you have got over 100 million Shillings, next week you have another 100 million, what are you doing with it? We suspect forgery in the accounts and theft of public funds,” Nandala said. He also noted that the whistleblower’s information correlates with what his committee has partly discovered in the Judiciary accounts.
As a result, some people have now run to court claiming ownership for some of the land hosting government installations. For instance, in Hapuuyo Town Council, Rose Mbabazi is claiming ownership of seven hectares of the 650 hectares of government land that was initially under the ownership of Tooro Kingdom.
The committee chaired by Judith Franca Akello, the Woman Member of Parliament for Agago district has in its findings revealed that the program is suffering from gross corruption tendencies and misuse of public resources perpetrated by accounting officers and engineers in local governments.
“Nobody understands their issue. Maybe they are playing tribal politics because if you are accusing somebody, you should have concrete proof to say this man has stolen this money, this man has done and mismanaged this and therefore he can go. So accusing somebody and yelling on top of your voice doesn’t make what you are saying right. They have not provided evidence,” Prof. Obua said.
Justice Mwanguhya however, declined to pronounce himself on the allegations that MPs were bribed to support the bill, saying it is the role of the Auditor General to do so. Each MP received Shillings 29M as facilitation to consult voters on the bill