10TH PARLIAMENT TO HANDLE FRAUD CASES, 9TH PARLIAMENT MPS TO HAND IN IPADS

10TH PARLIAMENT TO HANDLE FRAUD CASES, 9TH PARLIAMENT MPS TO HAND IN IPADS

BY ALICE LUBWAMA

The outgoing chairperson of the public Accounts committee of parliament Alice Alaso has asked the executive to ensure that accounting officers of Government ministries and departments account
for public funds basing on the reports made by this committee.

Alaso told journalists at parliament that her committee concluded investigations into several cases of fraud and the reports have been saved for the 10th parliament to handle.

She says that much of the public funds have been recovered from some people who had mismanaged it, but also recommends that tough actions should be taken against all accounting officers who have mismanaged the public funds without favoring some as it has been the case in the
past.

The committee investigates several cases including the mismanagement of the PRDP funds, pension scam and the mismanagement of funds that was meant for market vendors, among others.

The 9th parliament of Uganda was officially dissolved by the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga on 11th May 2016.

Kadaga said that a lot has happened in the country during the tenure enacting 102 further beyond other parliament, 261 reports considered but she said that the parliament did not do well on the part of
questions for oral answers.

Among   bills that the 9th Parliament passed was the controversial Public Order Management bill 2013, which limits public gatherings.

Kadaga however   decried of lack of quorum as a serious problem in the 9th Parliament hoping that this will not persist in the 10th Parliament.

She asks the Losers in the just concluded elections to return the properties of parliament which includes the  i-pads by 18TH of this month.

the Members –Elect of the 10th Parliament will be sworn in on the 16th, 17th and 18th of this month. The new Parliament will be made up of 426 MPs, from the 386 of the 9th parliament.


PHOTO: www.monitor.co.ug

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