Leaders from the northern Uganda have appealed for an extension of the Peace recovery and development plan (PRDP) stating that several of the developments are still incomplete even as the program nears its end. In 2012, many donors suspended aid following a scandal at the Office of the Prime Minister, where as much as 50 billion shillings was unaccounted for. Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi later admitted that donor-funded projects would suffer because of the aid cuts.
The Anti Corruption Court is tomorrow expected to pass its sentence on former Principal Accountant in the Office of the Prime Minister, Geoffrey Kazinda, following his conviction for fraud related charges a week ago.
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.
Pius Bigirimana, the permanent secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), has today told Parliament that it was Premier Amama Mbabazi who directed Geoffrey Kazinda to stay despite his fraudulent activities.
Gonzaga Mayanja, the Commissioner in charge PRDP in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) says money for carrying out the project activities in the forty districts of north and eastern Uganda has been disbursed despite withdrawal of funds by donor countries.
Joseph Bamwebehire, a concerned citizen has gone to the Constitutional Court to challenge parliamentary resolutions to have permanent secretary in the Prime Ministerâ€™s office Pius Bigirimana interdicted.