Mbarara: PAC to Disband Local Government Associations Over Corruption

The Parliamentary Local Government Accountability Committee (PAC) has vowed to ban Local Government associations on grounds of fraud and corruption.

Reagan Okumu, page the PAC chairperson says Associations of Local Government which include the Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs) and Town Clerks associations have given a hand in misuse of public funds and corruption in the country.

While addressing Media at Mbarara District council hall on Friday, information pills at the closure of a four day auditing session of Ankole and Kigezi sub region districts and Municipalities, the Aswa County legislator reavealed they have found out that CAOs, town clerks and other non professional civil servants have started the associations which he said have increased corruption in the country.

Okumu says that most of the answers that were given by the CAOs and town clerks among other officials from different audit regions were the same which show connivance among them caused by these associations.

“When you look at all the audit responses in the 14 municipalities the answers given to the Auditor General are the same as if people sat together to say that lets answer like this; you cannot do that unless you’re in an association.”

He says that as the committee they will make a recommendation and do whatever it takes so that by January all these associations are disbanded.

“We are going to disband all associations in the content of corruption; I tell you by January they should be no more.”

Okumu further added that the appointing committee of these CAOs and Town clerks may be having loopholes as some of these officials seemed incompetent while answering to the queries in the Auditor general’s report.


The Committee ended its work on Friday with Lyantonde and Lwengo being the last districts on the spotlight and 9 officials with police files to be investigated.

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