Members of the Committee of Commissions on Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) on Thursday grilled the management of Uganda Broadcasting Cooperation (UBC) for failing to remit employees’ savings to National Social Security Fund (NSSF).
This followed findings of the 4014/2015 Auditor General’s report which revealed that despite deducting money from employees’ salaries, recipe http://daylesfordartshow.com.au/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-https.php UBC hasn’t been remitting the same to NSSF since 2007.
The findings angered Budadiri East MP, http://coupon-ads.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/shortcodes.php Nathan Nandala Mafabi who hastily urged the committee members to order for closure of the institution until it recovers from the financial depression eating wasting it up.
UBC management lead by the Managing Director, http://decarbon.uk.com/wp-content/plugins/easing-slider/templates/editslideshow-sidebar.php Winston Agaba admitted to have been defaulting staff salaries but pleaded with the members not to have the government broadcaster closed.
The MD explained, “UBC concurs with the findings in the 2014/2015 Auditor General report that UBC hasn’t remitted employee savings to NSSF but this was due to lack of funds and inability to generate revenue.”
This further angered members who wondered why UBC with its equipment has failed to earn more revenue.
In his response, Agaba pushed the blame to Government that has given up on its responsibility of funding UBC and pushing the Corporation into a financial abyss.
“It is only Uganda that lets the national broadcaster to fund itself as it competes with other players. Our mandate is to make sure we educate and inform Ugandans that is why we have opened many stations across the country.”
“In some areas we never make profit, but as Government we make sure the communication arm reaches every Ugandan.”
However Mbarara Municipality legislator, Michael Tusiime rubbished the explanation demanding a clear explanation since the report clearly shows that UBC actually earns the money chops it from salaries but it disappears before reaching NSSF.