The Auditor General’s report of the financial year 2021/2022 has indicated that 594.7m shs released for Parish Development Model was not accounted for in five local governments.
This was revealed by the Assistant auditor general Edward Akol on behalf of the General John Muwanga while presenting the annual report for the financial year ended 2022 before the speaker of parliament Anita Among at parliament.
Akol said that the government budgeted 234bn for PDM and only 139bn was released to SACCO’s that weren’t registered while others received the money and failed to utilize it.
He further noted that the government embarked on PDM without first establishing a data system and a Parish development Information system that would be used to monitor and identify the number of beneficiaries.
Furthermore the report also revealed irregularities on payrolls where the government lost 19bn shs paid to ineligible teachers in 129 local governments, 3.8bn in overpayments of salaries, pension and gratuity to 2,355 beneficiaries in 75 local governments.
The report also noted a delay and underpayment of servants at local governments due to delayed access to payroll.