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Auditor General Vows to Probe Tullow Tax Cash Bonanza

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The Auditor General John Muwanga has been ordered to re-audit URA (Photo by: Nixon Segawa/ChimpReports)
The Auditor General John Muwanga has been ordered to re-audit URA (Photo by: Nixon Segawa/ChimpReports)

    By: Dickens H Okello

  • Jan 4,2017
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The Auditor General, John Muwanga has vowed to take special interest in the Shs 7bn Tullow tax cash bonanza that was shared between the officials of Uganda Revenue Authority, Finance Ministry and Attorney General’s office.

Mr. Muwanga while submitting his institution’s annual performance reports and value for money audits for Financial Year ended June 2016 to the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, said the event happened when they had completed their 2015/2016 work calendar.

“We have equally seen the media reports on the bonuses and we are certainly going to check on the anomalies involved,” he said at Parliament.

The Auditor General with the speaker Rebecca Kadaga at Parliament today

The Auditor General with the speaker Rebecca Kadaga at Parliament today

On Monday ChimpReports broke the news of the saga in which senior government officials including the Uganda Revenue Authority Commissioner General, Doris Akol, Uganda National Roads Authority Executive Director Allen Kagina, Finance Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Keith Muhakinizi and 39 others shared the Money following a “successful” against the Oil Companies Tullow and Heritage.

Read More on the scandal here. 

The Auditor General is responsible for auditing and reporting on financial statements of all government ministries, departments, offices and agencies, offices and organizations operating under the legislative authority, Independent Commissions and Independent Offices established in accordance with the Constitution and law and all offices operating under the same and all offices and organizations operating under the judicial authority.

“The event happened when we had finished the work for this latest report. Our audit on it is going to be captured in the next report,” Mr. Muwanga added.

The Auditor General’s comments came a day after 30 Members of Parliament led by Peter Ogwang declared to form a group for action against the individuals who shared the money.

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