According to Dr Tumukwasibwe, the focus of opposition-led accountability committees is Anti-corruption that includes misuse, diversion, embezzlement of public funds; stealing of public assets; nepotism in the recruitment of public servants and award of tenders and others.
But Byenkya objected to the payments saying that most of the said people have either been paid, are exaggerated, and some of them are non-existent. On Thursday, she unpacked files of the said landowners pointing out inconsistencies and irregularities in each of them. Byenkya said that some people have already been paid, others are exaggerating their property rates, while in some cases, the government is paying for hot air.
The legislators were this afternoon debating a motion moved by Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda for a resolution of parliament to pay tribute to the late President of the United Republic of Tanzania, John Pombe Joseph Magufuli for his dedicated service to the country and the East African region.
The commitment came after committee members tasked Musinguzi on how he is dealing with the highly connected and sophisticated theft and corruption in URA. A number of them said that the Authority was failing to perform due to high levels of corruption.
Mayiga says there is need for the President to bring to book top corrupt government officials who seem to be untouchable. He observed that the NRM government has for the past 34 years devised ways to apprehend the corrupt but Ugandans are yet to be convinced by the results.
The commitment signed on behalf of Parliament by the Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah also pledges that henceforth, Parliament shall provide timely service to the people of Uganda, negotiate all government contracts with integrity and ensure zero tolerance to corruption.
In a place filled with top government officials, Oulanyah said that Ugandans are all guilty of abetting corruption, and called for internal reflection from everyone in order to stem corruption out of the country. Amidst cheers from the crowd, Oulanyah said it was time to stop the pretence and stop being corrupt.
Bamugemereire says that 50 per cent of the complaints recorded by the Inspectorate of Government are matters concerning irregularities in recruitment for jobs and failure to pay pension and salaries, among others, which can be handled at the local level.
Nassali was charged before the Anti-Corruption Court in August this year, for abuse of office and causing financial loss to the government after reportedly paying 33 million Shillings arbitrarily to AH Consulting Limited in the financial year 2014/2015.
Ambassador Malac said that Uganda needs to establish conditions that will better attract investment adding that money that is lost in the corruption chain could be used for building schools, improving healthcare, and fostering economic growth.
The Inspector General of Government who told Members of Parliament that the Inspectorate is currently going through the process of formulating the law on Non-Conviction Based Asset Recovery said that they have met challenges especially from the office of Attorney General with officers who dont understand that they can go after assets and not the suspect.
Justice Alphonse Owiny-Dollo has this afternoon been approved by parliaments appointments committee as new Deputy Chief Justice, URN has learnt. The committee chaired by Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah also approved Justices Paul Mugamba and Richard Buteera who were appointed by President Yoweri Museveni to the Supreme Court bench. Owiny-Dollo replaces Justice Steven Kavuma while Buteera and Mugamba replace Justices Jotham Tumwesigye and Augustine Nshimye, respectively, who have clocked the retirement age.
Due to the poor turn up, organizers of the meeting asked those present to take a break and later attend to other business. The meeting which was scheduled to last the whole day was called off at 10:45am.