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MPs query Bank of Uganda’s 50 year’s anniversary celebration expenditures

MP Abdu Katuntu

The Parliamentary Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises queried the expenditure of Bank of Uganda during this year’s 50 years celebrations.

MPs while interfacing with the Bank of Uganda officials led by the Governor, Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebire, said during the procurement of items and services for Bank of Uganda celebrations of 50 years there procurements found necessary that were done outside the normal procurements raising questions from MPS why they were not done in normal way.

MPS on the committee chaired by Bugweri County MP, Abdul Katuntu, are querying the procurement of pens for the Bank of Uganda celebration at 100 dollars each.

On look of the pen MPs are suspicious that were designed in the US and made in china and are considering handing over some of the pens to Auditor general for purposes of authentication.

MPS are also questioning the accountability of 700 million shillings   used by Bank of Uganda for school challenge, 100 million shillings paid for a cocktail and 144 million shillings paid for accommodation for the guests who came for the celebrations.

The committee also directed bank of Uganda officials to submit to the committee all the 154 internal audit reports and 17 tender contracts since 2014 to 2016 for scrutiny.

The committee allocates three days scrutiny of Bank of Uganda over internal audits and tender contracts to ensure proper accountability of the funds.

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