- The councilors said some of the funds have not been used well
- The District LC5 Chairman is opposed to the audit saying it will be expensive venture
- The district councilors have been engaged in battles arising from leadership wrangles
By Atiku Robert
Maracha-The district councilors of Maracha are asking for thorough auditing of the district finances citing mismanagement of public funds.
During the council meeting, the male Youth Councilor, Francis Govule said: “There are a lot of mismanagement cases we suspect here. And we want to get to the root. I also say if the council is taking this decision now, it is because the Executives have failed in performing their role.”
The female councilor representing Kijomoro Sub-county Ms Josephine Inzikuru said, “As a district we have funds, both local revenue and unconditional grants do come to the district. Forensic audit has to be done. This is a rich council.”
Judith Bako the female youth Councilor said the Executive was unable to report to council because she failed to get the report of the Public Accounts committee of the district.
“It is not ideally good for the Executive members to politicize and influence the Public Accounts Committee to sit when their report has not reached us,” Ms Bako said.
Lawrence Adiga the District Chairman objected the idea of instituting a forensic audit, fearing the costs associated to the decision.
“I distance myself from the decision of council saying the expenditures of the Chief Administrative Officer should be subjected to Forensic auditing. My advice is to make use of the District Internal Auditor and the District Public Accounts Committee before council can take that decision,” Mr Adiga said.
But Asea the area councilor representing Oluvu Sub-county challenged the District Chairman to be accountable to the council. “A lot of money is being injected to the district but tangible development is not seen. And the Office of the District Chairman is directly involved because he is the supervisor of CAO. And he (Adiga) shouldn’t have given his decision because his office is supposed to be equally audited,” Asea alleged.