MPs Target Mbabazi In Kazinda Scam

viagra approved geneva; font-size: small;”>While the Auditor General’s recent report indicated Bigirimana had only a few audit queries to answer before recommending the interdiction of 16 officials in the OPM, Ministry of Finance and Bank of Uganda, Parliament on Thursday said he should give way.

Legislators demanded that Bigirimana should take responsibility for the flaws that led to the gross abuse of accounting regulation.

The Auditor General’s report indicates that BigirimanNa was a whistle-blower into the theft of Shs20bn donor support funds after realising that his signatures had been forged, as later proved by a Police expert.

It also shows that the scam was facilitated by interdicted Principal Accountant Geoffrey Kazinda, who is before court and his cohorts in Finance and the Central Bank.

The motion was was adopted by Parliament with an amendment that all officers implicated in the theft of funds meant for PRDP refund the resources misappropriated by them.

Bigirimana was not readily available for comment.

Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi said government supports the forensic audit as proposed by Parliament but does not support the interdiction of Bigirimana.

He promised to inform Parliament of the government’s stand when Parliament reconvenes on Tuesday next week.

MP Felix Okot Ogong has moved the motion which he said sought to streamline the management of PRDP.

MP Mike Mukula alleged that costs incurred for the hydrofarm houses constructed for 54 chiefs in northern Uganda were grossly inflated.

However, investigations by Chimpreports indicates that the each of the houses cost government only Shs15m.

Pius Bigirimana PS Office of the Prime Minister

It appears there could be a showdown between the Executive and Parliament next week, considering that most President Yoweri Museveni has on several occassions publicly showed his admiration for Bigirimana for turning around Northern Uganda with developmental projects under the PRDP.

Source say MPs are not only interested in Bigirimana’s head but also kicking out Mbabazi for his alleged “political responsibility” in the OPM scam.

This mission is being coordinated by MP Mike Mukula and Lwemiyaga MP Theodore Ssekikuubo, all political enemies of the Prime Minister.

In fact during the session, some lesgilators said Mbabazi is to blame for the mess at OPM.


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