Kenneth Mugambe, the Director Budget in the Finance Ministry defended the importance of the PBB system, saying it links money to service delivery. He said the system is an upgrade of the out-put budgeting system that is tamper proof.
In his letter, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, the COSASE chairperson says that, during the committee\'s interactions with stakeholders, a number of issues came up that require the input of the officials for the committee to make meaningful recommendations to the House.
An economist from the ministry of finance tells Uganda Radio Network that there is a lot of ambiguity surrounding the unspent balances. He says there is no clear mechanism to limit the potential for abuse and diversion of the monies after they are sent back to the consolidated fund.
The house agreed with the report that the Secretary to the Treasury Keith Muhakanizi and former Permanent Secretary in the office of the Prime Minister Pius Bigirimana be held accountable for mismanagement of the funds and negligence.
The Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development has introduced a Single Treasury Account to eliminate multiple accounts operated by different accounting officers. According to Keith Muhakanizi, the Secretary to the Treasury, the Single Treasury Account was introduced early October 2013.