In his latest audit report, the Auditor General, John Muwanga considered payroll management in Regional Referral Hospitals a key audit matter and identified unrealistic budgeting for employees and pension costs, under absorption of wage funds, delayed access to the payroll, overpayment of salaries, non-payment of salary and pension arrears as cross-cutting risks.
Tasked to explain the inconsistencies in the figures, Dr. Byarugaba passed the ball to the Senior Accountant, Charles Mwasa who argued that the Shillings 145 million NTR that had not been sent to the Consolidated Fund in 2017/2018 was sent shortly after the start of the 2018/2019 financial year.
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.
According to the report, by May 2016, Uganda Prisons had eliminated the soil bucket system from 58 prison facilities meaning the system is still in use 25 prisons facilities, a thing that is regarded as degrading and unhygienic by Uganda Human Rights Commission.
Abdu Katuntu, the COSASE chairperson directed a team of UNRA officials led by their Executive Director, Allen Kagina to submit detailed information on transactions and instructions to private law firms.
Faizo Sseruwagi, the Kimanya-Kyabakuza division NRM chairman, says they want the outgoing Town Clerk, Joseph Kimbowa to refund the unaccounted money or face prosecution before he takes up his new posting.
Officials from the Rural Electrification Agency led by the executive Director Godfrey Turyahikayo told Parliament\'s Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) that they cannot avoid audit queries on outstanding compensation for way leaves with the minimal allocations from government.
Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chaired by Serere Woman MP Alice Alaso failed to get convincing explanations from the directorate's accounting officer Godfrey Sassaga over numerous audit queries for financial year 2012/2013. Sassaga failed to adduce documentary evidence on how he spent seven billion shillings received as Non Tax revenue (NTR).
He says the hospital management has contained the situation and now ensures a proper procurement plan that is periodically availed to National Medical Stores to avoid stock outs and its effects on the patients.