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Police fails to account for Shs 22 billion expenditure

Gen Kale Kayihura

The money was spent during Gen Kale Kayihura's reign

Officials from the Uganda Police Force (UPF) have failed to explain an expenditure of Shs 22 billion purportedly spent on training of officers during the financial year 2015/2016.

The auditor general John Muwanga queried the expenditure noting that initially, a sum of Shs 15.8 billion had been budgeted to facilitate staff training. Instead, up to Shs 21.9 billion was spent leading to an excessive expenditure of Shs 6.14 billion.
Muwanga says that he was unable to ascertain whether the money was spent on training and appropriately spent since the training needs assessment report had not been signed and acknowledged by the then inspector general of police Kale Kayihura whom it was addressed to.

"Without a supplementary request of the Shs 6.1 billion excess expenditure, assessment of training needs, the courses and staff trained, this expenditure remains doubtful," the auditor general stated. 

He added that the training reports did not indicate courses undertaken and places where the training took place and that there was no evidence that a training needs assessment was carried out to determine gaps before the training was conducted.

'Quarter one and quarter two indicate that 250 officers were trained in Police Disciplinary Court procedures but did not reveal the names of officers trained, the course modules, training instructors and what was paid to them…," the audit report points out.

Ntungamo Municipality MP Gerald Karuhanga put police undersecretary Rogers Muhairwe to task to prove that police spent the money on training. But Muhairwe failed to avail the list of officers who were training and a breakdown of the expenditure saying that he had not carried it. 
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairperson Angeline Osegge doubted the existence of the lists since the Force had initially failed to avail them to the auditor general for scrutiny. Osegge told Muhairwe to prepare to pay back the money in the absence of tangible evidence related to the expenditure.


+4 #1 kabayekka 2018-10-18 01:27
In a Police state, such questions about finance go unaswered.

Unfortunately this institution that spends tax payer's money anyhow has the power to stop tax paying musicians like Bobi Wine to make a living!
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0 #2 kelem 2018-10-18 08:53
This is not news or knew !!
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0 #3 Mubiru 2018-10-18 18:20
Since when has accountability for billions Muwanga relentlessly keeps on exposing as stolen ever been an issue?

Let thieves continue to steal without wasting Auditor-General's time and our time reading the same story of day light robbery which is re-cycled every time. and reports are just thrown in Jennifer Musisi's kasasiro containers.

That is exactly the self named "redeemers" fought for. Loot the country with impunity.
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