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PAC questions Ministry of Works officials for hiring private architects

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Public Accounts Committee on Thursday questioned Ministry of Works and Transport officials for hiring private architects to design buildings, despite the ministry having architect staff. Officials from the Ministry had appeared before the committee to respond to queries raised …

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PAC gives Butabika hospital ultimatum to present expenditure records

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee has given Butabika National Referral Hospital an ultimatum of one week to present records of implemented activities in the financial year 2018/2019. This followed the failure by the hospital administrators to explain why the hospital had recorded several unimplemented and …

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Lira hospital management tasked to explain failure to recruit staff

Lira, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Lira Regional Referral Hospital has been tasked to explain the failure to utilize 665 million Shillings allocated for the recruitment of staff. The hospital only spent 8.9 billion Shillings out of a total budget of 8.23 billion Shillings allocated during the financial year 2018/2019. But …

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MPs question delayed appointment of Human Rights Commission boss

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament has questioned the failure by the president to appoint a new chairperson for the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC). The previous chairperson of the commission Med Sozzi Kaggwa died in November last year. However, he has never been …

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PAC questions solicitor general over court awards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Solicitor General Francis Atoke has denied responsibility for accumulation of court awards worth 43 billion shillings. Atoke was responding to a query from Members of Parliament on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) -central government on why the ministry incurred liabilities during the 2018/2019 …

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Lira University secretary liable for not remitting taxes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Public Accounts Committee have resolved to hold the University Secretary of Lira University liable for failure to remit over shillings 30 million in taxes. Augustine Oyang-Atubo–accounting officer on Tuesday appeared before the committee with a team of officials from the …

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DPP fails to explain UGX 321m rent arrears at workers house

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Public accounts committee of Parliament have flagged a suspicious record by the Office of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) of Shillings 321m in rental arrears. The entry is recorded in the financial statement of the ODPP for the financial …

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Uganda’s unpaid dues to international agencies rise to UGX 46.2b

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda’s international obligations are expected to accumulate to 46.28 billion Shillings this financial year, if no funding is availed to clear arrears, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Annually, the Ministry is expected to meet subscription fees to different International Organizations, among them the …

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MPs want report on Uganda’s missions abroad

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) – Central Government has directed the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Patrick Mugoya to submit a comprehensive report on the state of the country’s missions and properties abroad. The Committee Chaired by Budadiri West MP Nathan Nandala …

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PAC expels Kyambogo officials for appearing without University secretary

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Public Accounts Committee-PAC has kicked out Kyambogo University officials for appearing without the University Secretary, Charles Okello. The team had appeared to respond to queries in the Auditor General’s report for the 2019/2020 financial year. However, the committee declined to entertain the team …

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