Kiganda is currently the District Engineer for Rukiga. The councillors petitioned the Office of the Speaker demanding for Kigandas Investigations over alleged misuse of over 40 million shillings meant to rehabilitate roads in 2016/2017 financial year.
The Public Accounts Committee PAC recently recommended to Parliament that the Privatization Unit be dissolved immediately. The unit, which is under the Finance Ministry, is charged with divesting public enterprises
The Public Accounts Committee recommends that the Inspector General of Government IGG should investigate the irregularities in mandamus payments with a view to prosecute the Permanent Secretary/Secretary to Treasury PS/ST Keith Muhakanizi. The committee also says that the PS/ST should set up a robust system of payment of court awards that ensures fairness and transparency.
In its report seen by URN that is due for debate in parliament on Tuesday, PAC, which is chaired by the Soroti Woman MP, Angelline Osegge, says the unit should be dissolved within 3 months from the date of adoption of the report to save government from nugatory expenditure.
The Judiciary was queried for banking bail deposits on the Consolidated Fund account instead of the bail account in the Central bank, failure to account for 761 million Shillings paid to State Briefs and the accumulation of domestic arrears arising out of unpaid utilities, rent, expenses on cleaning services and motor vehicle maintenance, among others.
The Holy Catholic Father Pope Francis is expected to re-visit Uganda next year in July following his acceptance of an invitation extended to him by the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar SECAM, a bloc of African Catholic Bishops, which will converge in Uganda to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary.
The acting Permanent Secretary, in the Office of the Prime Minister Joel Wanjala, today told Parliaments Public Accounts Committee PAC that whereas there have been shortcomings on the side of the government to resettle survivors earlier; the project implementation had been derailed by strong cultural attachments.
Parliaments Public Accounts Committee PAC has recommended that a forensic audit should be undertaken on the Fisheries Development Project--FDP. The recommendation carried in the committees report to parliament seeks to bring to justice officers who made a wasteful expenditure and diverted 12.3 billion Shillings of the Africa Development Bank ADB Ioan.
Officials from the Energy Ministry on Wednesday failed to explain why the ministry directly procured Global Fluids International GFI S.A to test the quality of petroleum products, a procedure that violated Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets PPDA regulations.
Parliaments Public Accounts Committee PAC has today summoned the Chief Government Valuer Robert Kermundo to appear and explain inconsistencies in the Ministry of Energys payment of Project Affected Persons PAPs to pave way for construction of the oil refinery.
Auditor General John Muwanga reveals anomalies in the compensation process ranging from low compensations, over and under valuation as well as inappropriate rates. This is according to the value for money audit report on the compensation of Project Affected Persons under the refinery project for the year ended December 2017.
The PAC Chairperson, Angelline Osegge and her Vice Chairperson, Gerald Karuhanga wondered why Muhakanizi is in a rush to attack the committee and its findings before the special audit report is released.
The ministry pays membership fees to four International Organizations including the World Trade Organization, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa COMESA and United Nations Industrial Development Organization UNIDO and South Center.
The beneficiaries include Kisubi Brothers University College 912 million, Bishop Stuart University 380 million, Kumi University 300 million, Nkumba University 300 million, Mountains of the Moon University 150 million and Ndejje University 150 million.
Finance ministry officials ignored advice of the central bank Governor when processing the 200-million-dollar Preferential Trade Are-PTA loan, legislators have heard today. In a letter dated February 2, 2016, the Bank of Uganda Governor Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile advised the finance minister Matia Kasaija together with the Secretary to Treasury Keith Muhakanizi not to proceed with the borrowing.
In her report, Osegge explained that she personally made a phone call to Kasaija to discuss a way forward but the minister assured her that he wouldnt appear before PAC and hang up. The Trade Committee Chairperson, Kenneth Lubogo supported Osegge, saying Kasaija is poor at attending committee meetings.