Parliament questions relevancy of Boards

Members of both Chambers of Parliament have put the government to task  to explain why it continues to lose money under the noses of  Board of Directors who are supposed to play an oversight role.
Premier Bernard Makuza consults Minister James Musoni during his appearance before parliament last week
Premier Bernard Makuza consults Minister James Musoni during his appearance before parliament last week

Members of both Chambers of Parliament have put the government to task  to explain why it continues to lose money under the noses of  Board of Directors who are supposed to play an oversight role.

Appearing before the parliamentarians last week, the Prime Minister Bernard Makuza was asked to explain what the government was doing to penalize board members and other leaders whose institutions were losing money as a result of their negligence.

Makuza acknowledged the losses that have been incurred as a result of carelessness of some of the leaders.

“Its indeed true that work ethics is still an issue especially as a result of negligence of those who are in charge of overlooking and controlling state finances. The Law is not respected as people do their day to day work,” he said.

Makuza also added that the law stipulates how each institution is established and how it should work. He said that  the law stipulates that the Board of Directors and the institutional management team work together to control institutional finances.

The Premier had been summoned by Parliament to provide answers on a wide range of issues raised by this year’s Auditor General’s report and numerous policies and initiatives implemented by government that mainly focused on improving accountability and transparency in delivering of public services.

The Auditor General’s office officially launched countrywide audits in 2003 in the Central and Local Government, in the projects and Programs of the Government as well as autonomous Public institutions.

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