TAYEBWA ON PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES FOR EXPOSING CORRUPTION
BY UTN REPORTER
The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Thomas Tayebwa has underscored the need for committees of Parliament to fight corruption in the country.
Deputy speaker Tayebwa who pointed out the feedback from the public including religious leaders who on a number of occasions were heard pitching legislators on the fight against corruption.
According to Tayebwa, its is a testimony that Parliamentary committee are equally doing their role in the fight against corruption.
Tayebwa commends these committees adding that from sectoral Committees to oversight Committees, in unearthing gross abuse of public resources.
Committees of Parliament have in recent months interrogated and recommended a litany of sanctions against officials found to have misappropriated funds with the recent incident being at a public provident fund body, the National Social Security Fund (NSSF).
The parliamentary select committee also recommended that the Labour minister, top managers, board members, and some senior officials at the fund step down and called upon the Inspectorate of Government and Auditor-General to do a forensics audit and prosecute the culprits.
Meanwhile, Tayebwa also tasked three ministries including the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Local Government, and Ministry of Public Service to report to Parliament within one week over issues relating to Accounting Officers.
Martin Ojara Mapenduzi, the Member of Parliament representing Gulu West said Parliament needs to take a bold decision to make sure that those who cause financial loss to the government or those who are corrupt are dropped and replaced with those who are competent.