By Juma Nsubuga
Public Accounts Committee has confirmed that the death of one of the key witness in their Investigations over the mismanagement of donor aid fund worth 50 billions shillings, meant for the rehabilitation of war-ravaged northern Uganda and Karamoja sub-region, Amon Takwenda will not affect the processing and making their report.
The committee Vice Chairperson Paul Mwiru in an Interview with reporters at Parliament said that, the Committee had interfaced with Amon Takwenda the late and got enough evidence to make recommendations.
Hon Mwiru (FDC) said that the committee is just going to evaluate Takwenda’s evidence and later they will decide on what to do in the final report.
He said, despite his death it will not stop Government from recovering the stolen money from his assets if the committee finds out that he was involved in the scandal.
“It’s very bad that he passes on but we shall recover the loss from his estates. The law gives us power to sell part of his estates to recover the money his mismanaged” Hon Mwiru mentioned
Amon Takwenda was among the 70 OPM officials under Investigation over the sh50b scam for Peace and Recovery Development Programme (PRDP) for northern Uganda.
His death, comes after Police had launched a probe in the OPM office. Police had earlier interrogated Takwenda over his role in the sh14.8b that was allegedly channeled from the PRDP account to the Crisis Management Account.