Last month Members of Parliament embarked on investigations in to whether government officials handling Departed Asians properties have proof of compensation for each property.
Inquiries started last week with the grilling of DAPCB boss Matia Kasaija who was asked to explain why board members were not attending meetings. Then, Kasaija, also Finance minister had no answers and promised the committee to return with them on Tuesday this week.
Also, then Kasaija had failed to explain why he has never resigned as leader of DAPCB after his appointment as Minister.
He later apologised before the committee for holding two public offices which he said was against the Constitution of Uganda.
“It is true that I have never resigned from being a “nominee of the president” in the Departed Asians Property Custodian Board. I agree that it is irregular to hold two public offices. I promise to resign from being a nominee of the president in the Board. I can confirm to you that I am holding these offices unlawfully and I beg that you forgive me,” said Kasaija.
On Tuesday, Cosase vice chairman Ibrahim Kasozi asked him to explain why Attorney General William Byaruhanga and the senior Presidential Advisor on Security matters Gen Saleh do not attend board meetings.
“Why did the Board refuse to relinquish General Salim Saleh of his duties as a Co-opted member of the board, even after he had requested?” Kasozi asked.
However, Kasaija responded by asking that the question be directed to the former chair of the board for a detailed answer.
Following Kasaija’s response, Kasozi and the entire committee resolved to summon Gen Saleh to explain to them by himself why he was not attending the meetings and why the former board chairman refused to relinquish his duties as a Co-opted member of the board yet he had requested.
He is expected to appear before the committee this week.
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