The Committee of Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) has directed the Uganda Police Force’s Criminal Investigations Department attached to parliament to investigate circumstances under which non-existent service stations supplied fuel to Uganda National Roads Authority amounting to a tune of over shs.220 million.
This was unearthed during an interface between COSASE and officials from Uganda National Roads Authority, UNRA led by the Executive Director Allen Kagina.
Officials from Uganda National Roads Authority led by Allen Kagina for the second day running were face top face with the Mubarak Munyagwa’s led Cosase committee to answer queries relating to the Auditor General’s report for the financial year 2016/17.
According to the report, the auditor general questioned why UNRA had issued out 220 million shillings as payments to two local fuel stations around Kampala which do not exist prompting the chairperson to intervene.
Though Allen Kagina has been praised for construction of roads countrywide, queries of staff recruitment in key positions with majority as former workers in URA left the committee with question marks.
Other key issues discussed in the committee included a review of the contract of Kampala flyover where Uganda is bound to loose shs. 300 millions daily if the contract is violated.