By Andante Okanya
The acting managing director of state broadcaster Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) Paul Kihika, has petitioned court to quash a damning report by the Inspector General of Government (IGG) that links him to irregular dealings at the corporation.
The report states that Kihika is earning a double salary, one from UBC, and the other as a commissioner in the Gender, Labour and Social Development ministry.
He is also accused of fueling his private car with company fuel, dismissing, suspending and recruitment of staff, and hiring a private firm during last year's rebranding of UBC at a cost of $20,962 (about sh52.4m).
In the petition filed Thursday at the High Court in Kampala, Kihika contends that the report by IGG Irene Mulyagonja, dated August 20, 2012 , contains lies that should be deleted from records, claiming he was not given chance to substantiate the allegations.
He petitioned through Mutabingwa and Company Advocates.
According to court records, the IGG's report contained in a letter to the Information and National Guidance minister, Mulyagonja is querying the sh38m received by Kihika as allowances, and she has directed him to refund it in 60 days.
Mulyagonja's actions were prompted by a complaint from an anonymous individual.
But Kihika in his affidavit in support of the petition, asserts that the IGG's report contains false hoods, and he insists the money earned from UBC is well-deserved, since it is an allowance that he is entitled to.