The Ministry of Finance is yet to acquire action towards the 51 accounting officers that were being advised by Parliament to be dropped.
The Ministry’s Deputy Long-lasting Secretary and Secretary to Treasury, Patrick Ocailap, has instructed New Eyesight that the Ministry cannot just take action devoid of subsequent the law.
According to the Public Finance and Management Act 2015, the accounting officers are appointed on the suggestion of the Interior Auditor.
“We received the instructions, but each individual calendar year the PS appoints the accounting officers on the foundation of the inner auditor general’s evaluation. We shall also act on that basis and see whether or not to appoint or not,” Ocailap stated.
Parliament last week directed the Ministry of Finance Long lasting Secretary and Secretary to Treasury, Ramathan Ggoobi, to quickly drop 51 accounting officers who did not desk their establishment budgets for the monetary yr 2022/23 to Parliament for scrutiny.
“Parliament is directing the PSST to withdraw their appointment instantly and desk a listing of new accounting officers that you have appointed to replace them,” Among requested.
MPs listened to that out of 64 agencies, only 14 tabled their budgets in Parliament.
This was soon after MP Muwanga Kivumbi even though presenting a minority report on the spending budget, mentioned when the Public Finance Administration Act prohibits the utilization of money with no presenting it to Parliament for appropriation, a amount of organizations ended up shelling out billions of money not appropriated.
“We have proven that they are a selection of organizations that do not carry their budgets to Parliament. These massive funds go scrutinized. We have to have action versus them,” she stated.
MPs Nandala Mafabi and Geoffrey Ekanya reported it was unlawful and action ought to be taken versus the errant accounting officers.
Parliament is at the moment scrutinizing the 2022/23 spending budget.