According to the terms of reference, the Committee is to investigate claims that public officers solicited for the payment of the bonuses totaling to Shillings 6 billion from the President contrary to standard practices of rewarding public officers
The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has directed the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises to investigate the oil cash bonanza and report back to parliament within two months.
She issued the directive in plenary this afternoon following the resolution of parliament to investigate the payment of the Shillings 6 bonus to 42 government officials for their role in the Heritage Oil arbitration case.
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According to the terms of reference, the Committee is to investigate claims that public officers solicited for the payment of the bonuses totaling to Shillings 6 billion from the President contrary to standard practices of rewarding public officers.
The Committee will also investigate to establish how the beneficiaries were determined and each of their roles in the oil case. The Committee will also examine whether the procedures provided for in the Ugandan laws were followed in the disbursement of the funds, scrutinize all supplementary requests and other budget allocations provided to facilitate public officers in the court processes in Uganda and abroad.
The committee will also establish revenue so far received by government in the petroleum fund and examine any other matters related to the investigation and make policy recommendations for the sound management of public finances. The committee will also do anything incidental to and pursuant to the terms of reference and report back to the House within two months.
The notable beneficiaries of the oil cash bonanza are Doris Akol, the URA Commissioner General, UNRA ED, Allen Kagina, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Executive Director, Jennifer Musisi, former Attorney General, Fred Ruhindi, State Attorney, George Kallemera, Solicitor General, Francis Atooke and the Secretary to Treasury, Keith Muhakanizi.
The others are former Attorney General, Peter Nyombi, and former Energy Ministry Permanent Secretary Kabagambe Kaliisa among others.