The Chief Justice Bart Katureebe has criticised the Office of the Auditor General for publishing an error in its 2017 /2018 report to parliament on the judiciary expenditure.
He noted that the false report had tarnished the name and the image of the office of the chief Justice.
He made the criticism during the official transfer of office to the new secretary to the Judiciary Pius Bigrimana at the high court building in Kampala.
The report noted that over 400 million shillings was spent on the construction of two toilets at the chief justice home and at the Entebbe court.
Former judiciary secretary Kagole Kivumbi was sent of forced leave last month following queries in the Auditor General’s report about the mismanagement of Shs 34 billion shillings in financial year 2017/18.
“I don’t want to pretend that I am happy when I am not,” he said.
He was unhappy and said that the Auditor General has since admitted to him that there was an error in the report.
“Finally the Auditor General had to admit that there was an error because the report was saying the toilets of the Chief Justice had cost Shs 436 million why?” he asked.
He said that if there is an audit report by the Auditor General which contains more than Shs 400 million that touches the name and the image of the chief justice then it means there are many such errors that went through undetected.