By Juma Nsubuga
The former internal auditor in the office of the prime minister ,Shaban Wejula appeared before the public accounts committee of parliament Friday and told MPs that the allegations by the permanent secretary Pius Bigirimana that he was transferred from this office because of demanding bribes from him is false.
Mr Wejula says that his transfer was a result of him becoming curious with the transactions in OPM’s office especially the 3billion shillings that was transferred from Bank of Uganda to Centenary bank.
Wejula who first appeared before the committee in camera said that he was actually the first one to raise the issue of fraudulent transactions with Bigirimana but from that time they kept on frustrating him from getting documents for auditing.
The vice chairperson of the committee Paul Mwiru said that Wejula has tabled documents regarding fraudulent transactions he raised with Bigirimana.
Wejula’s submission comes after the secretary to the treasury Chris Kasami and his deputy Keith Muhakanizi gave contradicting statements on Wejula’s transfer.
Meanwhile the permanent secretary in the ministry of finance Chris Kasami said if Wejula was left in this office this scam wouldn’t have happened while Muhakanizi said that he had to transfer him because Bigirimana had told him that he was demanding for bribes.