On Wednesday, Denis Kahabura, the Kibaale Senior Registrar of Land Title; Baker Mugaino (the Commissioner of Land Registration), and Yasin Bogezi Swal (Senior Government Valuer) were faulted for negligence leading to the loss of taxpayers' money.
Legislators on the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities, and State Enterprises – COSASE accuse the proprietor of Cofa Limited of possible conspiracy with Lubega & Buzibira Company Advocates in the fraudulent compensation claim.
On Tuesday, three witnesses including Peter Amara, Namuli's son-in-law, Kyle Lubega, and Richard Bizibira from Lubega & Buzibira Company Advocates, the city law firm that acted on behalf of the claimant gave parallel testimonies while appearing jointly before the MPs.
While appearing before the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authority, and State Enterprises – COSASE on Thursday last week, Kyle Lubega, a co-owner of the law firm first told the lawmakers that in 2020, Namuli walked to their chambers to seek legal aid after the Government dragged on with her reparation.
Minister Kasaija is wanted to explain his role in the release of the ugx10.6bn supplementary budget which was not originated by the ULC, contravening the Public Finance Management Act, 2015. He is also to explain why the money was disbursed to only 6 claimants yet some received double payments while others are not existent.
MPs on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises – COSASE have discovered in an ongoing probe against into the ULC that the system was deactivated for a period of about 15 months between September 2019 and April 2021.
While appearing before COSASE, ULC officials led by the Undersecretary, Daniel Mugurusi failed to produce an updated inventory of the assets/database of land and other property owned by the Government.