Police Snubs PAC summons
By Serestino Tusingwire
The Uganda Police Force yesterday refused to honor summons by Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee to answer queries raised in the Auditor General’s report for 2014/ 2015.
The report cited many abnormalities in the force, some of which are; the piece of land in Kawempe purchased at Shs640m in 2014 but the force lacks its land title, then the 291 vehicles that are idle, and 970 motorbikes that have been written off.
The force also has a debt of Shs16billion for utilities like water and electricity.
The police budget for the 2014/15 financial year was Shs460bn but disinclined Shs14.8bn from the land tax revenue which they also have to give more light about.
The police officials were to be grilled on all these matters but were nowhere to be seen.
The Vice Chairperson of the committee, Gerald Karuhanga, said that though the force was not represented by anybody, they sent documents clarifying on some of the issues in question.
The committee summoned police to appear on 8th November, 2016