“We Appeared Before PAC over AG Queries not Security” – SH

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Our attention has been drawn to an article in the New Vision of August 21, 2019 under the headline, “EU to support fight against rebels,” on page 7.

The article and its contents are completely misleading and at most an imagination of the writer.

What is true is that a State House team led by the Comptroller Lucy Nakyobe Mbonye were in parliament to appear before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to answer queries arising from the Auditor Generals Report for the Financial Year 2017/2018. This was about the implementation of the budget approved by Parliament regarding the unspent monies relating to salaries and wages and domestic arrears.

Nowhere in her presentation to PAC did the State House Comptroller talk about security issues as this is a docket for the Ministry of Defense and other security agencies.

We do protest in the strongest terms possible this irresponsible reporting and call on the New Vision to apologize for misinforming the public. We urge the media to always endeavor to be professional in their reports to the public.