During the hearing, the Auditor General through an affidavit of Senior Auditor, General Bashir Lubega opposed the application, saying that the forensic investigations and reports were done in line with the National Audit Act of 2008 and therefore are in line with the required procedure.
Although the program has registered numerous challenges in recovery and project implementation, the new findings by the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development through independent consultants from the university of California Los Angeles and Makerere University indicates that at least some districts performed well.
Apart from the District Internal Auditor and the District Production Officer, all other heads of department are in acting positions. According to the Auditor General’s Report for the 2016/2017 financial year, the district had a staffing gap of 160 positions.
Isaiah Tumwesigye, the Town Clerk Moroto Municipality says part of the problem is caused by the absence of law enforcement officers. He says that the Municipality operates with one enforcement officer which affects operations against revenue defaulters.
Alfred Malinga, the Chief Administrative Officer, Nabilatuk, says sections of people in the district want the recruitment delayed as their relatives finish with school and obtain the required qualifications.
Sauda Namuleme, the Masaka Municipal Chief Financial officer and Joseph Ssebudde, the Town clerk Mityana Municipality told the committee that they had resolved to adopt a system of confiscating merchandises of non-compliant tax payers in the area.
Youth groups across Karamoja sub region are struggling to repay the Youth Livelihood Programme YLP funds disbursed to their various projects. Karamoja sub-region received 4.78 billion shillings but more than half of the money has not been recovered.
In his report, the Auditor General accuses the municipality of failing to account for Shillings 83 million allegedly paid to pensioners. According to the report, although the municipality claims to have paid the money to pensioners, there is no evidence to that effect.
Today, the committee led by Aswa County Member of Parliament Reagan Okumu asked Sembabule District Chief Administrative Officer Willy Bataringaya to explain why patients at public health centres were asked to pay for medical services which are supposed to be provided at no cost.
Ibrahim Kitatta, the secretary general of Uganda Youth Council says they have documented numerous complaints from beneficiaries indicating that some youths were forced to sign for higher amounts than the actual amount of money received.
The recommendation followed reports from the Auditor General and District Public Accounts Committee indicating that health centres received fewer supplies from National Medical Stores than allocated in their annual budgets.
A letter dated January 30, 2017 indicates that auditors failed to trace any of the planned valley dams in Kinyogogga Sub County and Kinoni Sub County. Each of the sub counties received 10 million Shillings each for excavation of valley dams.
Keith Muhakanizi had been summoned by the committee chaired by Soroti Woman MP, Angeline Osege to answer queries raised by the Auditor General in his 2014/2015 value for money audit. The audit highlighted governments poor utilisation of external loans.
Drama started when MPs led by the committee Vice Chairperson, Gerald Karuhanga asked Joseph Eseru whether he had been contacted by the current Chief Accountant, David Matovu over missing funds in the institute.