Saturday , August 13 2022
Home / Tag Archives: PAC

Tag Archives: PAC

Adopt cheaper, clean energy sources: MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has questioned government’s continued investment in thermal energy as opposed to other cheaper and clean sources of energy. During the Tuesday, 09 August 2022 plenary sitting, Members of Parliament urged government to adopt sustainable renewable sources of energy which are environmentally friendly, efficient and less …

Read More »

Speaker rejects re-designation of Mapenduzi as PAC chairperson

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Anita Among has declined the re-designation of Martin Ojara Mapenduzi by the Opposition, as chairperson of the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee-PAC Local Government. On Tuesday, Mathias Mpuuga, the Leader of Opposition in Parliament reshuffled some members of the Shadow Cabinet including the …

Read More »

PAC questions Masaka hospital officials on UGX 2.5Bn maternity project

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former Masaka Regional Referral Hospital Director, Dr. Nathan Onyachi, has acknowledged failure to seek clearance from the Attorney General for a 2.5 billion Shillings variance for the 400 bed Maternity and Children Complex project. Dr. Onyachi and the current hospital director, Dr. James Elima …

Read More »

Masaka district loses millions to irregular payments of salaries, pension

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Public Accounts Committee-PAC Local Government has tasked the accounting officers of Masaka district to recover close to Shillings 200 million paid out in irregular salaries, gratuity and pensions. The questionable payments were effected in the 2020/21 financial year, according to the annual financial performance audit …

Read More »

Gulu city officials arrested over forgery

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Public Accounts Committee-PAC Local Government have handed four officials of Gulu City Council to the police over allegations of forgery. The officials are George Kidega, the Senior Finance Officer, Christo Balmoi, the Principal City Engineer, Richard Kidega, the Human Resource …

Read More »

Tororo hospital X-ray machine lies idle for three years

Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An x-ray machine procured by the health ministry for Tororo General Hospital has remained idle for three years since delivery. The machine has not been put to use since its procurement in 2019 rising concern from legislators on the Public Accounts Committee who made an impromptu …

Read More »

MPs query limited drug supplies to Fort Portal regional hospital

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of the Parliament on the Public Accounts Committee have expressed concern about the inadequate staff and limited drug supplies to Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital. On Monday, the MPs visited the hospital to conduct a verification of queries raised by the Auditor General. According …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

Kawempe hospital management faulted for diverting UGX 36.8M

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Public Accounts Committee-PAC have faulted Kawempe National Referral Hospital management for unlawfully reallocating 36.870 million Shillings. The anomaly was confirmed by Dr. Nehemiah Katusiime Arwanire, the Executive Director of the hospital while appearing on Wednesday before the MPs who are …

Read More »

Kawempe hospital officials on the spot over extortion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The administrators of Kawempe National Referral Hospital in Kampala have come under intense scrutiny from members of parliament over the alleged extortion by medical workers at the facility. The officials were appearing before the Public Accounts Committee-PAC, Central Government to respond to queries in the …

Read More »