The money had been allocated for the payment of councillors' allowances, the construction of a market road and the renovation of two primary schools. But an audit that was conducted shortly after Muriisa was transferred from the Sub County found that 83,600,000 Shillings was missing.
Grace Twinomugisha, the Secretary for Finance told the councilors on Wednesday that the supplementary budget follows a shortfall in the 2022/23 budget arising from the salary enhancement of science teachers that was effected in July 2022.
Naome Kabasharira, the Ntungamo Woman Member of Parliament described the deceased as an exceptional leader. She said that the country has lost a true democratic leader who stood by his word even when he was approached by President Museveni.
Councillors led by Denis Muhumuza the councillor Itojo sub-County said that the council was not ready to approve the budget without the breakdown of the funds. He says that they need to know how much has been allocated to each department and how it will be utilized.
Catherine Bitarakwate Musingwire, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Public Service has given the accounting officers of the affected districts to tender in an explanation not later than the 15th of August.
Hanny Turyahebwa, the Ntungamo Chief Administrative Officer, says they have reduced staff by 30 percent as a preventive measure to contain further spread of the disease. “We don’t want this to spread to others, so we are asking our staff to stay and work from home,” he said.