PAC queries Gisagara on mismanagement of resources

Published by Théophile Niyitegeka
On 29 September 2016 saa 06:03
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Gisagara district has committed to correcting mistakes identified in the 2014/2015 Auditor General (AG) report following yesterday’s queries from Parliamentary Public Accountant Committee (PAC).

Gisagara district officials were called before PAC to answer audit queries raised in the Auditor General’s report that cited mismanagement related issues.

The district also failed to respect the notion and principle of gender equality and complementarily as the whole delegation representing the district yesterday was comprised of men only.

The district was represented by Uwimana Innocent, the president of Gisagara district advisory committee; Gisagara district mayor, Rutaburingoga Jérôme and Mvukiyehe Innocent, the executive secretary.

In the report, the AG cited the district’s failure in recovering VUP funds worth over Rwf 150 million from beneficiaries.

The vice president of PAC, Honourable Theoneste Karenzi told delegates that it is their responsibility to create awareness among citizens on the usage of the fund a mistake which Mvukiyehe Innocent accepted and promised to address.

Other audit shortcomings included poor financial record management, poor budgeting among others.The district, for example, built a playground worth Rwf 14 million but later decided to construct a building worth Rwf 500 million at the particular ground, causing a financial loss.

Responding to the audit queries, the Gisagara mayor, Rutaburingoga Jérôme said; “There is no other alternative except apologizing and committing to correct the mistakes realized. The worst thing would be repeating such faults. ”

“We are going to correct what went wrong. We will draw much attention in management of the district resources to the extent that we won’t be invited again for queries on malpractices,” he added.

Gisagara district emerged 15th in 2014/2015 performance contracts.

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The mayor of Gisagara district,Rutaburingoga Jérôme