The Ministry of Finance is nevertheless to just take motion from the 51 accounting officers that were being encouraged by Parliament to be dropped.
The Ministry’s Deputy Everlasting Secretary and Secretary to Treasury, Patrick Ocailap, has explained to New Vision that the Ministry simply cannot just take action without having following the regulation.
In accordance to the General public Finance and Management Act 2015, the accounting officers are appointed on the suggestion of the Internal Auditor.
“We obtained the recommendations, but each individual calendar year the PS appoints the accounting officers on the basis of the inner auditor general’s assessment. We shall also act on that basis and see no matter if to appoint or not,” Ocailap stated.
Parliament last 7 days directed the Ministry of Finance Permanent Secretary and Secretary to Treasury, Ramathan Ggoobi, to right away fall 51 accounting officers who did not table their establishment budgets for the financial yr 2022/23 to Parliament for scrutiny.
“Parliament is directing the PSST to withdraw their appointment quickly and table a record of new accounting officers that you have appointed to swap them,” Among the purchased.
MPs listened to that out of 64 businesses, only 14 tabled their budgets in Parliament.
This was after MP Muwanga Kivumbi while presenting a minority report on the finances, claimed even though the General public Finance Administration Act prohibits the utilization of resources devoid of presenting it to Parliament for appropriation, a amount of companies were being investing billions of income not appropriated.
“We have proven that they are a amount of organizations that do not deliver their budgets to Parliament. These enormous cash go scrutinized. We need motion against them,” she claimed.
MPs Nandala Mafabi and Geoffrey Ekanya said it was illegal and action really should be taken towards the errant accounting officers.
Parliament is presently scrutinizing the 2022/23 price range.