Kisaka & Company to audit Auditor General’s office
Parliament has appointed Kisaka & Company, a Kampala-based audit firm, to examine the accounts of the Office of the Auditor General (OAG).The firm will review the OAG’s accounts for a twelve-year period, starting from the 2005/06 Financial Year, todate, and brief the House on its findings.
Other audit firms that expressed interest to audit the Ombudsman are BDO East Africa and Thomson & Co.Ms Robinah Nabbanja, the Kakumiro District Woman MP, who moved the motion calling for the appointment of a private auditor, said the audit firm will get Shs965 million to do the work.
Ngora Member of Parliament, David Abala supported the appointment of Kasaka & Co., arguing that it is it is a local company, while Mukono South MP, Ms Betty Nambooze said the Parliamentary Commission appointed the right firm.
However, Maracha MP, Ms Lee Denis Oguzu said Ms Nabbanja should have furnished the House with the profiles of many audit firms to enable the House evaluate them and select the most qualified.
Bulamogi County MP, Ms Kenneth Lubogo wondered why it has taken 12 years to audit the OAG.Section 36 (1) of The National Audit Act, 2008, provides for the auditing of the accounts of the OAG by an auditor appointed by Parliament.