PAC chairperson Nathan Nandala Mafabi questioned the officials why they failed to fully utilize funds availed during the financial year. According to the Ministry’s statement of accounts, out of the accessed 147 billion Shillings, the Ministry did not spend 448.7 million Shillings.
The facilities which are in over 22 selected districts are valued at over USD 2.4million (approximately shillings 8.8 billion) are funded by the U.S. President' s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and constructed by the United States Agency for International Development-USAID.
According to the events, could affect Uganda’s tourism receipts and diaspora remittances and worse if the global economy falls into recession. Uganda gets money and loans from development partners from her infrastructure projects from countries such as China, USA, European Union and Britain.
Sabiiti, who was speaking at the launch of children diversionary guidelines for police officers on Thursday, said police officers detaining children does more harm than good thus affecting their physical and mental development.
“I also noted that in several court cases ruled against government by decision of court or by consent of the Attorney General, court awarded interest ranging from 2 percent, 6 percent to 25 percent and even up to 40 percent. I further observed that as a result of government’s failure to pay these court awards on time, the awards have accumulated interest over time and in some instances the interest has exceeded the principal award,” reads the audit report.
Gen Saleh says the economic activities being coordinated by NAADS and Operation Wealth Creation should be centralized under a government authority known as the National Agriculture Logistics Authority (NALA) for better efficiency and outputs.
Jack Tukesiga, a money changer at Katuna border, says they are happy that the two leaders had finally accepted to resolve their differences and signed an agreement. He says their prayer is to see the border open for business to resume.
The Solicitor General Francis Atoke while appearing before PAC on Thursday expressed worry that the money will continue rising given that people are aware of their rights and take advantage of every error committed by government ministries and departments to demand for compensation.