Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has today quizzed officials from the Judiciary on how Shs1.4bn availed to the Judicial Training Institute was spent.
Judiciary officials led by Pius Bigirimana, Secretary to the Judiciary appeared before PAC to answer to queries raised in the December 2019 auditor general’s report.
When Nandala Mafabi (pictured), Chairperson Public Accounts Committee asked how the money was spent, registrar of the institute at the time who is now the registrar mediation at the commercial court Erias Kisawuuzi told the committee that the money in question had been accounted for.
However, Mafabi pointed out that the money in question was the 240 million received in October 2018 and another bunch Shs400 million received in May and other funds.
Kisawuuzi in response informed the Committee that there were three registrars of the institute at the time and the money was always received by the executive director and denied ever being a signatory or requisitioned any funds, saying that the money he received, he accounted for it.
This prompted Mafabi to ask Pius Bigirimana, current accounting officer to avail the Committee the person responsible for these funds but the officials instead asked the committee to give them more time.
Mafabi gave Judiciary up to next week to come up with documents detailing how Shs1.4 billion was spent.