MEMBERS of Parliament have ordered the Police to investigate the disappearance of 530 bicycles that were meant for district Movement mobilisers, reports Henry Mukasa.
In 2001, the Movement Secretariat purchased 1,717 bicycles at sh140m. However, 530 bicycles worth sh43,274,500 were not accounted
In 2001, the Movement Secretariat purchased 1,717 bicycles at sh140m. However, 530 bicycles worth sh43,274,500 were not accounted for.
The districts which missed include Bugiri (70), Busia (48), Luweero (160), Kibaale (92) and Kamuli (160).
The parliamentary Public Accounts committee (PAC) gave three weeks to the Police Criminal Investigation Directorate (CID) to report officers of the Movement mass mobilisation directorate responsible for the scam.
Magode Ikuya is the Director of Mass Mobilisation at the Movement secretariat.
MPs also ordered the Police to investigate claims by Phillip Ntacyotugira (Bufumbira West) who said although Kisoro district is reported as having got its share, they never reached.
Ntacyotugira said the secretary of the Kisoro district Movement committee said two motorcycles meant for the district ended up in Fort Portal.
PAC members were on Monday meeting accounting officers of the Movement secretariat led by its secretary, Steven Nabeta.
Nabeta was defending the secretariat on queries raised by the Auditor General in 2000/2001 and 2002/2003 financial years. PAC was also alarmed on hearing that 59 RDCs and their deputies had not accounted for sh54.4m meant for mass mobilisation.
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