Header advertisement
Header advertisement
Header advertisement
Title

PAPER TRAIL: Auditor General Muwanga Authorized Shs 6bn Oil Cash Bonanza

FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailGoogle+
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 5,2017
  • 823 Viewed

The Auditor General, John F.S Muwanga in November last year authorized the dishing out of Shs6bn to government officials who allegedly participated in the legal battle between Uganda and Heritage Oil Company.

ChimpReports has unearthed all the letters written by the senior officials in aggressively initiating, pursuing, identifying, allocating, approving and final disbursing of the funds.

In one of the letters, Mr. Muwanga on 1st November 2016 comfortably sanctioned the dubious expenditure without pre-auditing as explicitly stated in the Audit Warrant memo number REC:007/2016/2017 that this website has a copy.

“In accordance with Article 154(3) of the 1995 Constitution and Section 31 and 32 of the Public Finance Management Act 2015, I hereby grant a credit to the Treasury on the Consolidated Fund Account with Bank of Uganda Kampala to the tune of Ush.6,000,000,000 as specified on requisition number 016/2016/17 dated 20th/10/2016 for the financial year ending 30th June 2017 for Uganda Revenue Authority: (Vote 141: Supplementary Recurrent Budget),” part of Muwanga’s letter said.

The letter was addressed to the Minister of Finance Planning and Economic Development, Matia Kasaija and copied to the Governor Bank of Uganda, Emmanuel Mutebile, Secretary to the Treasury, Keith Muhakanizi and the Accountant General.

3

“No pre-audit of the release has been made,” the letter stressed adding that the Office of the Auditor General shall only verify when the amount is already spent.

“The amount spent from the release and documents will be post audited and the expenditure shall be subjected to a post audit procedure and matters arising there from shall be subjected to accountability laws and regulations thereof.”

It should be noted that Muwanga on Wednesday told journalists at Parliament his institution is going to probe the matter but did not open to the nation that he was also involved in the approval.

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 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 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.

ChimpReports is continuing to publish the documents in our subsequent articles.

Header advertisement
# , # , # , #

Don't miss the stories AND LET'S go!!!

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...Loading...
 
Related Articles

SPECIAL REPORT: What Makes Uganda Standard Gauge Railway Costly?

Around 2010, East African leaders realised that infrastructural bottlenecks were hurting economic growth. Transporting a cargo from Mombasa to Kampala would take almost a month

South Sudan, Equatorial Guinea Announce Partnership on Oil and Gas

South Sudan and Equatorial Guinea have announced an historic partnership, setting out the terms for a strong bilateral relationship between the African oil and gas

Women in Business Urged on Perseverance as MTN Awards Outstanding Entrepreneurs

As the ‘Women’s month’ of March comes to a close, MTN Uganda hosted the 5th annual Women in Business awards that marked the end of

Economists Predict Dollar to Rise Further Against Shilling

Experts have predicted further strength in the U.S dollar throughout 2017 which will see the Uganda shilling depreciate more to the range of Ush 3800

MTN Juzza Internet Promotion Returns

MTN Uganda today announces the return of the “Juzza Internet” promotion, under which customers are instantly rewarded with a bonus for the data bundles loaded

Mbarara: UNBS in Campaign to Curb Fuel Theft

By Sharon Kyatusiimire Uganda national bureau of standards (UNBS) in partnership with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) on Tuesday sensitized car owners

UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson to Meet Museveni

United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Johnson Boris arrives in Uganda today Wednesday for talks with President Yoweri Museveni, Chimp Corps report. Officials said Museveni and his

CSO’s Want Handshake Beneficiaries Sacked, Prosecuted, Forced to Refund

Members of the Civil Society Organizations have called for the beneficiaries of the infamous Shs 6bn Presidential Handshake beneficiaries to return the money, be removed

UNRA Challenges Court Order Blocking Kanungu Road Construction

Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) is Wednesday filing its response after Kabale High Court issued an injunction blocking anticipated construction works on Rukungiri-Kihiihi-Kanungu-Ishasha road. ... (Read More)

SELL YOUR BRAND: Advertise for Shs 5,000 Per Day on ChimpReports

Uganda’s most authoritative and news-breaking website, ChimpReports, is practically giving away ad space to liberalise the country’s advertisement industry and empower millions of small local



Header advertisement
Error, no group ID set! Check your syntax!
Latest News

Header advertisement

Kayihura, Tumukunde Blocking Bodaboda Registration – Lukwago

Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has daubed security officers Lt. Gen. Henry Tum... (Read More)

On-Form Okwi, Sserunkuma to Lead Uganda Against Kenya

FIFA international friendly Kenya vs Uganda Jomo Kenyatta stadium, Machakos Thur... (Read More)

EC Urged to De-register Dormant Political Parties

Makerere University Professor, Dr. Salli Simba has Wednesday advised the Elector... (Read More)

S4 Student Drowns in Lake Bunyonyi

A senior four student of St Andrews Secondary School in Rubanda District has dr... (Read More)

Ongwen Trial: Combative Witness Raises Questions about Witness Preparation at the ICC

By: Tom Maliti Earlier this month a prosecution witness testifying in the trial ... (Read More)

Two Remanded for Recruiting Ghost UPDF Pilot

Makindye General Court martial has charged and remanded two people for causing M... (Read More)

Micho Optimistic Ahead of Kenya Friendly

FIFA International friendly game Kenya vs Uganda Jomo Kenyatta stadium, Machakos... (Read More)

Vipers Shift Focus to Uganda Cup as They Take on Kiboga Young

Uganda Cup Vipers vs Kiboga Young St. Mary’s stadium, Kitende After suffer... (Read More)

Youths Concerned with ‘Insignificant’ Political Participation

Africa is considered to have the biggest population of young people but statisti... (Read More)

MP Nsereko Summoned for Defaming FDC’s Ingrid

Kampala High Court has issued summons for Kampala Central Division MP Muhammad N... (Read More)

Politics

Rugunda Hails ‘Inspirational” Obote Minister Dr Nkwansibwe

The Prime Minister Dr David Livingstone Ruhakana Rugunda paid a moving tribute ... (Read More)

 

Error, no group ID set! Check your syntax!
Special Reports

SPECIAL REPORT: What Makes Uganda Standard Gauge Railway Costly?

Around 2010, East African leaders realised that infrastructural bottlenecks were... . (Read More)
Travel

French Embassy to Promote Uganda Through French – Cranes Game

The French embassy has revealed plans to fly the French military soccer team to ... (Read More)
Like Us on Facebook
Acquistare Cialis here.