KAMPALA – The Auditor General, John Muwanga has raised alarm the refusal by Ugandans to work with Father Simon Lokodo, Minister of State for Ethics and Integrity despite advertising for the jobs numerous times and high unemployment in the country.
In his report to Parliament for December 2019, Muwanga said that although the Directorate holds a huge mandate of national importance, it is devoid of the financial ability and the human capital to handle the mandate. As a result, the Institution is said to be un-attractive to the workforce and whenever jobs are advertised, there is little or no response to the advertisement.
The report also noted that a number of planned activities were not implemented which include; Mainstreaming of National Ethical Values in Cultural Institutions, Popularization of Information Education and Communication Materials on National Ethical Values in 25 Local Governments, Conducting gender and equity responsive meetings of the IAF Technical Working Groups, Preparation of Internal Audit Reports and Apprehension and Prosecution of Pornography Offenders.
The auditors warned that non-implementation of planned activities affects the Directorates’ level of service delivery and negatively impacts on the achievement of its overall objectives.
The Directorate Budgeted to receive revenue amounting to Shs5,152,098,953 for the year ended 30th June 2019, but only Shs5,001,165,477 was released representing performance of 97.07 % of the target and out of the received funds, only Shs4,827,981,679 was spent hence leaving Shs172,183,798 unabsorbed by the entity with auditors warning that the failure to absorb funds defeats denies citizens timely access to services.