Lwengo District Council Speaker William Matovu Saitoti says that they have received notices from two of the claimants demanding that the district either pays exorbitant sums of money in the ground rent or relocate the facilities.
In a petition dated December 16, 2019, the staffer has implored the chairperson of Council Lorna Magara, the Auditor General, Inspectorate of Government (IGG) and the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) demanding an investigation into alleged corruption, fraud and action taken.
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.
About corruption: We all know that rampant corruption obstructs development and hinders attainment of both global and national development goals. For the case of Uganda, failure to attain lower middle income status by 2020 which is the goal set out in the second National Development Plan. Corruption further defies and undermines fundamental human rights, institutions and the belief in the systems that have been created.
The absence of global guidelines and manuals for auditing the oil, gas and minerals have been singled out as one of the challenges for national audit offices also known as Supreme Audit Institutions to track costs and expenditures in the industry.