The Auditor General, John F.S Muwanga today presented the Auditor General’s Report for the period ending 31st December 2016 to the Speaker.
While handing over the report to the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, the Auditor General John Muwanga said Uganda’s domestic debt had increased by Shs 446 billion from Shs11.6 trillion by June 2016 to slightly over Shs12 trillion.
The Auditor General’s Report highlighted key issues such as high interest rates for domestic borrowing over the last 4 years.
The audits revealed a reduction in ghost employees, quicker access to payrolls and timely payment of salary and pension.
The report further shows that Government entities over the past one year spent 268 billion Shillings on non-budgeted items, reads part of the newly released Auditor General report.
The Auditor General’s analysis of the government payroll revealed that Shs11.3 billion was paid irregularly by accounting officers in local government authorities through over payments, wrong salaries payments and unsupported pension payments.
However Muwanga says although they are trying to weed out corrupt officials, the task has become more complex due to syndicated tactics deployed by perpetrators.