By Savio Kyambadde
Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee has thrown out the Solicitor General Harriet Lwabi and her technical team for failing to explain a number of questions and also failing to provide questions in relation to compensation paid to different companies by the government due to cancelled contracts.
The Solicitor General and her team had appeared before the committee to answer queries against raise in the Auditor General’s report over the high cost of compensation by government.
The committee is investigating how billions of tax payers’ money has been paid out in what the Auditor General describes as a fraudulent contract process overseen by the Solicitor General’s office.
Among the key issues is the loss of 196 billion shillings paid to Sheilla Investments, Victoria International and Yudaya International and First Merchant International all companies registered under the HABA group reportedly controlled by Kampala Businessman Hassan Basajjabalaba.
The companies had been given contracts to collect market dues in several companies but later were cancelled and compensation paid in a questionable manner.
The solicitor General Lwabi failed to convince the committee when she tried to explain how the compensation was reached out although she indicated all documents are available.
The MPs where shocked when she presented wrong documents to the committee which forced the committee chairperson Kasiano Wadri ordered the group to go out and return tomorrow with the correct documents.