SUPPLEMENT ON OAG IN CONSTRUCTION – HOIMA: AUDITOR GENERAL COMMISSIONS HOIMA REGIONAL OFFICE

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aog1The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanya, commended the Auditor General, Mr. John Muwanga, for a job well done in fostering public accountability in Uganda.

“Auditor General Sir, I have said it to you before in other meetings. I want to say it publically: you have done a good job,” Hon. Oulanya remarked.

Hon. Oulanya made these remarks during the official commissioning of Hoima Regional Office while representing the Speaker of Parliament, the Rt. Hon Rebecca Kadaga, as the Guest of Honour on 5th October, 2018.

The Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanya, also requested the Auditor General to start ranking his opinions by inserting a paragraph ranking queries in order of their importance so that parliamentarians instead of going through volumes of various reports, they go to that section of relevant value.

The Auditor General, Mr. John Muwanga, observed that the Office presence is now well spread assuring the general public that his Office is resolute in delivering its mandate.

The Auditor General also noted that it is the Office’s strategic objective as laid out in the Corporate Plan 2016-2021 to enhance operational independence.

He further requested staff under the leadership of Mr. Edward Ssali to make proper use of the new office facility to improve accountability in the Hoima region.

Hoima Regional Office has been carved out of the Fort-Portal and Masaka regional offices.

Hoima Regional office brings the total number of the OAG regional offices to eleven (11) including; Mbarara, Masaka, Fort-Portal, Arua, Gulu, Soroti, Moroto, Mbale, Jinja and Kampala.

This new Regional office is in charge of Hoima, Kiboga, Kyankwanzi, Kiryandongo Masindi, Kibaale, Kabaale, Kakumiiro, Buliisa and  Kikube districts.

One of OAG’s strategic objectives as laid out in the Corporate plan 2016-2021 is to enhance operational independence.The new office facility in Hoima is one of the key tools that will help staff to work indepedently.

The OAG appreciates the Developement Partners, KfW who funded this project and enabled the office to realise this milestone. KfW support was not only limited to this Regional office but is spread to the Regional offices in Moroto and Arua. The total cost for the building is

The continued support of the Government, through MoFPED and specifically FINMAP that have supported the office’s  efforts of ensuring that the Office obtains its desired operational independence, a journey that begun as far back as 2008 is greatly appreciated across the OAG.

The land where the office building sits was allocated to OAG by Hoima District Council. Further to that, the District also partnered with the office to create an access road.

 

 

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