The Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee has quizzed the officials of Makerere University Business School (MUBS) led by the University’s principal Prof.Waswa Balunywa over gross mismanagement of the university funds.
The committee presided over by the Woman MP for Soroti district Angelina Osege observed that MUBS accounting officers caused the diversion of 259 million shillings to purchase un budgeted items making the budgeted ones suffer.
Members on the committee also noted that 547 million shillings advanced to staff to carryout various activities of the university was unaccounted for.
MUBS officials especially its Principal prof.Waswa Balunywa and the University Bursar, Micheal Ruhingwa fauled for non-accountability of 93.3 million shillings paid to different visiting professors to the university ,pinning the accounting officers for laxity to follow up any outstanding accountability by staff.
The committee members who include the Woman MP for Soroti district,Angelina Osege, Adjuman district Woman mp Jesicca Ababiku, Rubanda East Henry Musasizi and Kiboga East MP Keefa Kiwanuka grilled the MUBS officials for procurement of travel agents to supply travel tickets to the University worth 346.2 million shillings for its staff to travel abroad to study about PPDA guidelines.
MPS noted that the travel agents supplying travel tickets to the university have been inflating the tickets prices compared to online purchasing.