Nathan Nandala Mafabi, the PAC Chairperson said that NMS does not manufacture uniforms and the reason to contract them defeats the purpose. He says that the uniforms were never delivered on time and if delivered, they were not the right quality, quantity, size and wrong distribution.
Nandala notes that NMS does not manufacture uniforms and the reason to contract them defeats the purpose.
Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is investigating the expenditure of Shillings 24.4 billion by the Uganda Police Force on non-budgeted items contrary to the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA).
According to the Auditor General’s report for financial year 2018/2019, the summarized student receipts on Academic Information Management System (AIMS) indicated that total receipts of Shillings 7.78 billion but management disclosed receipts from educational services of Shillings 12.08 in the statement of financial performance reflecting unexplained variance in revenues collected of 4.29 billion.
According to Auditor General John Muwanga’s audit report, a review of expenditures revealed that entities charged wrong expenditure codes to the tune of Shillings 369.8 billion, a practice he said leads to financial misreporting.
Akol and her delegation had only responded to six audit queries relating to the 2014/2015 financial audit report by the time the meeting was adjourned. This left 8 queries including one on uncollectible tax arrears amounting to Shillings 315 billion in 2014, a 16percent increase from Shillings 188billion recorded in 2013 and Shillings 120 billion in 2012.
In its report to parliament accessed by Uganda Radio Network on the Finance Sector budget for the coming financial year, the Finance Committee chaired by Rubanda East MP, Henry Musasizi asked government to maintain a high degree of debt sustainability.
Phase two of the Bus Terminal is being constructed under the Uganda Support for Municipal Infrastructure Development-- USMID project. The project worth 3.8 billion shillings started in 2014 and is expected to be complete by June this year. In his 2017 report, John Muwanga, the Auditor General, observed that theres poor contract management and inadequate supervision of the project. He notes that Moroto Municipal Council may lose money by paying for incomplete works and may not achieve value for money.
The Auditor General report released last month indicates that the university has staff establishment of 2,497 positions but only 535 are filled leaving a total of 1,956 positions vacant. This represents 78.3 of the total staff establishment.
The Electricity Regulatory Authority ERA Chief Executive Officer, Ziria Tibalwa Zaako, has said money that UMEME and Eskom should have paid as depreciation cost and return on asset are being invested in the sector. The latest Auditor Generals report revealed that government lost approximately 129 billion shillings to UMEME in depreciation and return on assets since 2004 when the latter signed a contract to take over power distribution.
According to the value for money audit by the Auditor General released in December 2016, eight out of 40 selected schools, and two out of the 25 selected health centres were provided with solar packages yet they had either incomplete, non-existent, or inhabitable buildings that could not support the installation.
A report by the Auditor General that sampled 32 local government units indicates nine of these failed to collect 84 percent of property rates resulting into Shillings 19.4 billion property revenue loss. The December 2016 report titled Financing of Local Government in Uganda shows that the nine local government units only managed to collect 3.7 billion Shillings in property tax during the 2015/2016 financial year. This represents 16 percent of the 23.1 billion Shillings they were supposed to collect.
Over two billion shillings designated for construction and rehabilitation of infrastructure in secondary schools has been misused by the beneficiaries, according to a value-for-money audit by the Auditor General.
Legislators sitting on the Local Government Accounts Committee want districts to revolutionise strategies for local revenue mobilisation and collection for effective service delivery. Reagan Okumu, the Chairperson of the Committee says districts recruit and maintain large pools of inhospitable law enforcement officers to collect their revenue. He says the law enforcement officers rely on intimidation of tax payers to achieve their missions.