The State Minister of Finance in charge of Privatization and Investment, Evelyn Anite has appealed to her senior Matia Kasaija to back the instituted audit into Uganda Telecom Limited.
In a Thursday letter, Anite says she had seen correspondences between Kasaija and the Attorney General, William Byaruhanga in which the duo seemed to be questioning President Museveni’s directive to audit the network under administrator.
Kasaija wrote to Byaruhanga on Tuesday this week asking for the latter’s opinion on the directive of the President to audit UTL.
“I refer to letter Ref. PO/10 dated 16th July, 2019 from His Excellency the President in regard to the audit in the Uganda Telecommunication Network. The purpose of this communication, therefore, is to officially request for your further guidance in view of His Excellency’s directive on the above,” said Kasaija.
Byaruhanga in his response on Wednesday imputed that the president’s directive was legally deficient and therefore government should instead go to Court.
“Accordingly, the appropriate legal avenue through which the audit maybe carried out, as directed by H.E the President, is having one of the government agencies on the creditor’s list apply to the High Court for order mandating the audit within provisions of the insolvency Act 2011,” said Byaruhanga.
Anite has now brought to the attention of Kasaija the fact that the audit has already started and a report is expected in a period of one month.
“I have in effect directed the Internal Auditor General to audit UTL and provide a report within one month,” said Anite.
Adding: “As always, I count on your support to seamlessly implement the directive of H.E the President that is already in motion.