By www.mkewslink.com reporter
The Ministry of Finance has directed the Local Government ministry to sack 61 district chief administrative officers (CAOs) and municipal council Town Clerks for failing to submit accountability for budget funds as required by the law.
The directive was issued by the Ministry of Finance Permanent Secretary and Secretary to the Treasury, Mr Keith Muhakanizi, in a March 16 letter.
The directive is addressed to the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Local Government, Mr Ben Kumumanya.
Among the affected districts are Arua, Masindi, Gulu, Jinja and Iganga and several municipalities.
Mr Muhakanizi ordered immediate replacement of the accused accounting officers with competent personnel for the financial year 2018/2019.
He refers to his earlier letter on January 23, 2018 asking Mr Kumumanya to take administrative or disciplinary action against the accused accounting officers for failing to submit Budget Performance reports for the first and second quarter of the 2017/18 financial year to Ministry of Finance.
List of affected officers:
Mitooma -Bernard Ojwang (CAO)
Masindi- Mun Council Leonard Tumusiime (Town clerk)
Rukungiri Mun Council Lillian Kobusingye(Town clerk)
Kisoro Mun Council- Peter Masiko (Town clerk)
Isingiro Donath Eswilu(CAO)
Fort Portal Mun Council Deo Ndimo(Town clerk)
Source: www.mknewslink.com; a western Uganda news website.