The Ministry of Finance is nonetheless to consider motion against the 51 accounting officers that ended up recommended by Parliament to be dropped.
The Ministry’s Deputy Permanent Secretary and Secretary to Treasury, Patrick Ocailap, has instructed New Eyesight that the Ministry cannot acquire action without the need of next the legislation.
According to the Public Finance and Management Act 2015, the accounting officers are appointed on the suggestion of the Internal Auditor.
“We received the guidelines, but each yr the PS appoints the accounting officers on the foundation of the interior auditor general’s evaluation. We shall also act on that basis and see no matter if to appoint or not,” Ocailap explained.
Parliament previous 7 days directed the Ministry of Finance Long term Secretary and Secretary to Treasury, Ramathan Ggoobi, to instantly drop 51 accounting officers who did not desk their institution budgets for the financial calendar year 2022/23 to Parliament for scrutiny.
“Parliament is directing the PSST to withdraw their appointment instantly and table a listing of new accounting officers that you have appointed to swap them,” Among requested.
MPs listened to that out of 64 businesses, only 14 tabled their budgets in Parliament.
This was just after MP Muwanga Kivumbi even though presenting a minority report on the budget, reported while the Public Finance Administration Act prohibits the utilization of resources without having presenting it to Parliament for appropriation, a number of businesses have been investing billions of cash not appropriated.
“We have set up that they are a quantity of agencies that do not convey their budgets to Parliament. These enormous money go scrutinized. We need to have action from them,” she reported.
MPs Nandala Mafabi and Geoffrey Ekanya reported it was illegal and action should be taken towards the errant accounting officers.
Parliament is currently scrutinizing the 2022/23 price range.