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MPs grill public service officials over domestic arrears

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament has questioned the rejection of domestic arrears of 77.6 million Shillings by Ernst and Young, an audit firm that was contracted by the Ministry of Finance to validate all government arrears. The Auditor General’s report for the financial …

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PAC questions delayed Bill on Public Service Pensions Fund

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has grilled officials from the Ministry of Public Service over delayed reforms of the current Public Service Pensions Scheme. Led by Catherine Bitarakwate the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, the officials on Tuesday appeared before the committee to answer audit queries …

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IPOD commends Constitutional Court on POMA judgement

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Interparty Organisation for Dialogue- IPOD has commended the constitutional court for nullifying Section 8 of the Public Order Management Act- POMA 2013. This particular section granted discretionary powers to the Inspector General of Police-IGP or his representative to stop or prevent a public …

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National Medical Stores on the spot over missing UGX 13 Billion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has issued summons to top officials of the National Medical Stores (NMS) over Shillings 13 billion unaccounted for funds. The money in question was advanced to NMS by the Ministry of Health in the past three financial years to …

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Nandala blasts Museveni over Tumukunde’s arrest

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former Leader of Opposition, Nathan Nandala Mafabi has condemned the arrest of Gen. Henry Tumukunde, saying it is a sign of cowardice by President Yoweri Museveni. The former spy chief and Security Minister was picked up by a joint security from his Kololo …

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PAC grills former Judiciary PS Kagole UGX 9.57 Bn questionable expenditure

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for central government learnt on Wednesday that the former Judiciary Permanent Secretary (PS), Kagole Kivumbi withdrew cash to the tune of Shillings 9.57 billion in the 2017/2018 financial year to facilitate questionable activities. The Committee was reviewing documents provided …

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Parliament maintains UGX 3M nomination fees for aspirants

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has maintained the Shillings 3 million nomination fees for parliamentary aspirants. The matter came up during discussions on the Parliamentary Elections Amendment Bill, 2019 during plenary on Tuesday evening. The Bill among others seeks to amend the Parliamentary Elections Act, 2005 to delay elections …

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FDC demands violent free political environment to advance IPOD agenda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The opposition Forum for Democratic Change-FDC wants government to explain the violence directed at opposition politicians if they are to sit and discuss under the Interparty Organization for Dialogue – IPOD. The FDC party spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda told journalists during the weekly press briefing …

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PAC tasks Judiciary to recover UGX 96m from former registrar, cashier

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament has tasked the Judiciary to recover 96 million Shillings that was reportedly shared by officials at the Makindye based family Court. The money was deposited by an American national Robert Kaminski before the court, as a security deposit pending …

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Accountability: Muhakanizi vows to take action against NMS

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Secretary to Treasury, Keith Muhakanizi has vowed to take stern action against National Medical Stores-NMS for failure to account for Shillings 3.59 billion. This stems from the Auditor General’s report for the year ending 2017, which shows that items worth Shillings 3.59 billion remained  undistributed  …

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