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PAC queries irregular recruitments at Gulu university

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee-PAC Central Government has grilled Gulu University management over irregularities in staff recruitment. The University management led by Vice Chancellor Prof. George Openjuru, on Thursday appeared before the committee to respond to a forensic investigation report into the mismanagement of the institution for …

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Power outages in West Nile irk MPs

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Public Accounts Committee (Central) are irked by the power outages in West Nile that have adversely affected the smooth running of Muni University in Arua City. According to Emmanuel Banya, Muni University Secretary, the science-based university is not connected to the …

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Court dismisses jailed MPs bid for prosecution witness protection application

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Crimes Division of the High Court in Kampala has dismissed an application in which the lawyers representing Kawempe North Member of Parliament Muhammad Ssegirinya and his Makindye West counterpart Allan Ssewanyana, wanted to be part of the application seeking to protect prosecution witnesses. The …

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PAC recommends audit on finance ministry over health monies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Central Government has recommended a forensic audit into the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED) over release of excess funds to health facilities. This was contained in the committee’s report in the report of the Auditor General of the …

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MPs query expenditure of intern doctors’ allowances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lawmakers have put the former Executive Director (ED) Mulago National Referral Hospital, Dr. Byarugaba Baterana on the spot over the expenditure of Shs206 million meant for allowances for medical interns and senior health officers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Government remitted Shs3.8 billion for allowances for …

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PAC directs Mulago to allow interdicted ED access office

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee (Central), Medard Sseggona has directed Mulago National Referral Hospital to allow the interdicted Executive Director, Dr. Baterana Byarugaba to temporarily access office. Sseggona directed the interim Mulago ED, Dr. Rosemary Byanyima to allow Byarugaba to access the office specifically …

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MPs want Mulago acting ED appointment fast tracked

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators have tasked Acting Executive Director Mulago National Referral Hospital, Dr. Rosemary Byanyima to fast track her appointment as Executive Director saying a delayed substantive appointment will not only slow services in the hospital, but also affect the accountability mandate of Parliament. This came after Byanyima …

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PAC queries failed handover of Namanve thermal plant to gov’t

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Unresolved disputes have delayed the planned take over of the Namanve thermal power plant by the government, members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC)- Central Government have learnt. On April 13th, 2007, the government entered into a Build, Operate and Transfer implementation Agreement with Jacobsen …

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Gov’t urged to speed up trial of Rwenzururu guards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of legislators have called on government to grant a speedy trial to the royal guards of the Rwenzururu Kingdom who were arrested and detained in 2016 for abetting an insurgency. The MPs expressed their displeasure with the delay in resolving the matter stating …

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