Gov’t spending Shs4.3tn on court awards


The Auditor General, Mr. John Muwanga, presented the 2014 Annual Audit Report to the Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah , on Tuesday 31st March 2015 in the Deputy Speaker’s Chambers.

“It is our constitutional mandate to provide the Parliament with an Annual Audit Report,” Mr. Muwanga said.

The report is divided into five volumes that include; Performance of the Office of the Auditor General, Central Government Audits for Ministries and Ministerial agencies, Central Government Audits for Public entities funded by Government, Local Government Audits and Value for Money Audit Reports.

Mr. Muwanga highlighted the key issues that raised a concern under the Central and Local Government Audits.

He pointed out that in the Central Government the contingency provision for court awards have risen from Ushs 2.2 trillion to Ushs 4.3 trillion; court awards and compensations have risen up to Ushs 442 billion, while some Projects are under-absorbing government funds.

He further stated the report had established procurement anomalies, unaccounted for Funds, under collection of local revenue and under-staffing in the Local Government Audits.

Rt. Hon. Oulanyah commended the Office of the Auditor General for delivering the report on time.

“There are very few institutions that are able to honour deadlines and I am very pleased with your office for the timely delivery,” he said.

Rt. Hon. Oulanyah however, noted that the Parliament was facing a number of challenges especially concerning the issues of backlog resulting into a delay in expediting certain tasks.

He promised that the Parliament was making structural adjustments to address the issue of timely delivery.

He added that the Report would be made public when it is tabled in the House later during the day’s sitting.


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