The Public Accounts Committee PAC is mandated to examine the audited accounts by the Auditor General showing the appropriation of the sums granted by Parliament to meet the expenditure of the central government and judiciary.
According to the Auditor Generals report, the district received 312 million Shillings from the central government to cater for periodic road maintenance as well as the construction of new roads in the area. But the committee established that Musinguzi, with the engineers approval, paid 70 million Shillings for works on two community roads that have never been executed.
Alioni Yorke Odria is accused of allegedly using his position as a member of the Public Accounts Committee PAC to solicit for a bribe from an accounting officer, who appeared before the committee to respond to queries raised in one of the Auditor Generals report. While giving his personal statement before the House today, Alioni, who claimed to be an avid crusader against corruption, says the reports are a direct attempt to discredit his image.
Patrick Isiagi, Kachumbala County MP, was today grilled by fellow legislators after it emerged that during his tenure at Mulago National Referral Hospital as commissioner of accounts, he diverted about 1.7 billion shillings meant for medical expenses for hospital equipment, to cater for night allowances and construction of staff houses.
Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chaired by Serere Woman MP Alice Alaso failed to get convincing explanations from the directorate's accounting officer Godfrey Sassaga over numerous audit queries for financial year 2012/2013. Sassaga failed to adduce documentary evidence on how he spent seven billion shillings received as Non Tax revenue (NTR).
Parliament has reprimanded Mbarara regional referral hospital director George Upenytho for failing to stock oxygen and ordering patients to buy it from garages. Upenytho was this afternoon appearing before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chaired by Jinja East MP Paul Mwiru to answer audit queries for financial year 2012/2013.
Legislators sitting on Public Accounts Committee have this morning blamed the Fort Portal Hospital director Dr. Charles Olara for failing to plan properly and accumulating expired drugs. Dr. Olara was responding to audit queries of 2012/2013 financial year which indicated that the hospital stored expired drugs alongside the good ones.
The Executive Director of Mulago Hospital Dr Baterena Byaruhanga could only afford an apology after legislators on Public Accounts Committee (PAC) squeezed him over making advance payments of 228 million shillings to individual accounts.
According to the auditor generalâ€™s report ending 30th June 2011, the treasury released 2.2 billion shillings in the 2010/2011 financial year for the purchase of a cobalt machine to aid the treatment of cancer patients.
Auditors had begun queries on a number of irregular cash withdrawals of above 10 billion shillings in the name of Bigirimana. There were queries on 823 million shillings advanced to staff. They also discovered the â€œKasiimo accountâ€ in Centenary Bank to which signatories, monies deposited and beneficiaries were all not known.
An audit inspection carried out in November revealed that the Justice Law and Order Sector project cost a tune of over 360 million shillings. However, the works were not completed and the building was abandoned and inaccessible.