By Our reporter
The Bank of Uganda’s Deputy Director Milton Opio was on Thursday interrogated by legislators from the Public Accounts Committee over allegations that he connived with officials from the Office of the Prime Minister to embezzle more than 20 billion shillings.
Milton Opio was questioned by the Public Accounts Committee which is investigating the mismanagement of billions of shillings meant
for the Peace Recovery and Development Project in Northern Uganda.
The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament led by PAC vice Chairperson ,Paul Mwiru heard that Bank of Uganda officials dealt with Geoffrey Kazinda, the interdicted Principal Accountant in the Office of the Prime Minister,because the Permanent Secretary was too busy.
“In our manual, we can confirm with any of the two, but we tend to deal with Principal Accountants because permanent secretaries are very busy people,” Opio said, justifying his decision to deal with Kazinda, instead of Bigirimana whose signature on different supporting documents is suspected to have been forged.
Opio promised to get the committee a printout of telephone calls he made to Kazinda to confirm authenticity of OPM payments.