By Francis Lubega

21st March 2023


The Parliamentary Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises -COSASE has summoned the Minister for Presidency Milly Babalanda for mismanaging the Uganda Printing and Publishing Cooperation-UPPC.

This arose after the committee noted that the minister illegally violated the UPPC act 1992 by appointing the current Acting Managing Director Kenneth Oluka, and the company secretary general.

The UPPC act 1992 stipulates that both the ED and SG shall be appointed by the company’s board of directors which wasn’t done while appointing both the current top management.

The committee chaired by Joel Ssenyonyi who is also the Nakawa West MP was supposed to start investigations into the Auditor General’s report of the year ending 2022, sh90bn fraud at the cooperation which was fixed in KCB by some staff, and also the irregular salary payments of employees who are no longer working.

UPPC was also named as one of the most government entities in the year ended 2022 to have made losses.

It’s from this that the chairperson Ssenyonyi postponed the committee to Wednesday and asked the acting UPPC MD Oluka to come with Minister Babalanda, financial books of Accounts, Personal files of the employees, bank statements of the company on which the sh90bn was fixed in KCB, and the operating structure of the company.

Tuesday 21st March 2023 08:33:49 PM