The Ministry of Finance is yet to choose action against the 51 accounting officers that have been proposed by Parliament to be dropped.
The Ministry’s Deputy Long lasting Secretary and Secretary to Treasury, Patrick Ocailap, has informed New Eyesight that the Ministry can not just take motion devoid of pursuing the legislation.
According to the Community Finance and Administration Act 2015, the accounting officers are appointed on the recommendation of the Inside Auditor.
“We been given the guidelines, but each 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 whether or not to appoint or not,” Ocailap mentioned.
Parliament previous 7 days directed the Ministry of Finance Long term Secretary and Secretary to Treasury, Ramathan Ggoobi, to instantly fall 51 accounting officers who did not table their establishment budgets for the money 12 months 2022/23 to Parliament for scrutiny.
“Parliament is directing the PSST to withdraw their appointment straight away and table a record of new accounting officers that you have appointed to exchange them,” Amongst 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 funds, mentioned when the General public Finance Management Act prohibits the utilization of money with out presenting it to Parliament for appropriation, a amount of companies were paying out billions of revenue not appropriated.
“We have set up that they are a amount of agencies that do not deliver their budgets to Parliament. These substantial resources go scrutinized. We need action from them,” she claimed.
MPs Nandala Mafabi and Geoffrey Ekanya mentioned it was unlawful and action really should be taken from the errant accounting officers.
Parliament is presently scrutinizing the 2022/23 spending budget.