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MPs Call for Forensic Audit of Gulu University

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The Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) – Central Government has demanded a forensic audit of Gulu University.

The MPs fault the University for operating without a master plan and proper financial management procedures.

Their queries arise from an audit of the University conducted by the Auditor General.

The AG’s report of 2018 indicates that the University failed to fully implement planned activities like; drawing a master plan and business plan for the seven pieces of land.

Other key findings indicate failure to rehabilitate the Dean of students Block, Academic Registrar’s Block and Planning Block.

Further findings reveal that of the approved budget of 39 billion shillings, the University received up to over 40.6 billion shillings, beyond what it had budgeted.

Also, five billion shillings domestic arrears relating to allowances; employee costs, goods and services were not disclosed in the entity’s final financial statement.

The findings annoyed the MPs led by Polly Philip Okin Ojara, the Committee Deputy Chairperson who visited the university on Wednesday.

The MPs also grilled Bernard Allana, the Assistant University Bursar for causing financial loss of 48 million shillings.

The money was for paying arrears in the Academic Registrar office.

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