PPDA board urged to execute duties expeditiously
Publish Date: Aug 13, 2014
PPDA board urged to execute duties expeditiously
Acting Principal Judge(5thR) with PPDA Board members led by Chairperson Olive Zaale Otete (C) soon after swearing in at Commercial Court in Kampala on August 13, 2014. Photo/Hillary Nsambu
  • mail
  • img

By Hillary Nsambu

Acting Principal Judge David Kutosi Wangitusi has urged the new members of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets (PPDA) Appeals Tribunal to be always sober and candid while carrying out their mandate.
Wangutusi also urged the members to always make reasoned decisions and in an informed manner. They should also make their decisions in writing and deliver them within a period of not more than ten working days after receiving an application for review.
“This is particularly so, because the future of effective and efficient government based on value for money lies on an efficient procurement function. Make your decisions speedily instead of agonizing over them to avoid case backlog and distorting the delivery of services across the country,” the judge cautioned.
Justice Wangutusi, who is also the head of the Commercial Court, was Wednesday swearing in office six new members of the PPDA at the court’s library. He was flanked among other judicial officers the Chief Registrar, Paul Wolimbwa Gadenya and other senior Government officers.
The new PPDA members are Olive Zaale Otete (chair), David Kabateraine, Abraham Nkata, Joel Kateregga, Moses Adriko and Christine Kaahwa (acting registrar).
He urged them to adhere to their oaths and never to depart from the law to which they should be accountable. It should also guide them in their day to day work and; if in doubt, it should be their guide.
“The oath equally requires you to serve this country to the best of your abilities, bearing in mind the enormous responsibilities place upon you. Therefore, take this appointment as a special calling for youto make your contribution to our motherland, Uganda.

As PPDA tribunal, you are clothed with quasi-judicial functions to try cases of indiscipline. This will however, necessitate you to observe as a minimum the rule of natural justice; in that you give every person who appears before you a right to be heard,” Wangutusi advised.
The judge cautioned the members to avoid bias both in real and perceived terms. They should be guided by the evidence before them and not intuition or rumours and; above all they should be fair to those who appear before them.                              

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Below is the Vatican-provided translation of the homily Pope Francis gave during Mass this morning at the campus of the University of Nairobi....
Pope slams rich elite over
Pope Francis lashed out at wealthy minorities who hoard resources at the expense of the poor as he visited a crowded slum Friday in the Kenyan capital....
Pope to clerics: Follow Christ to the Cross
The Pope says that religious leaders need to follow Christ to the Cross during their lives, but then need not fret, for He will take care of the rest....
Shock as passenger dies in taxi
Joseph Ssengendo, 20, a resident of Ndolwe islands in Buvuma district was discovered dead after the conductor of a commuter taxi, registration number UAW 848W asked him to pay his fare but was unresponsive....
Sons slaughter fathers over land disputes
Two men were slaughtered by their sons over land disputes in two separate districts in western Uganda. Police has arrested Godfrey Kanyenge for killing his father Lawrence Bwambale while Joseph Byamukama is on the run over a similar allegation...
Mukula urges NRM unity in Eastern Uganda
CAPT Mike Mukula said the East and in particular Tororo district has its own demands that they need to present to President Museveni at the time when he needs their support...
Is Uganda ready for the pope's visit?
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter