Parliament orders arrest of Tourism PS Katusiime over accountability issues

15 Mar 2024

The Public Accounts Committee has ordered the Police to arrest Doreen Katusiime, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism after MPs accused her of habitually refusing to respond to accountability queries and instead, delegating her roles to juniors.

The Committee was told the Katusiime took her annual leave a few days to the scheduled meeting with Parliament.

Muwanga Kivumbi (Butambala County), the PAC chair, was forced to issue summons for the arrest of Katusiime after the clerk to the Committee revealed that the Permanent Secretary pulled similar move last year, forcing the Committee to consider the audit report of the Ministry of Tourism.

Kivumbi said his decision was meant to put an end to her disrespectful behaviour.

“This is a habitual person in terms of dodging Parliament and accountability Committees and I have looked through the file, and because of her behaviour, the Committee was forced to consider the report without her appearance and she is back at it again, same trick, same personality,” Kivumbi said.

“Do you know where the Accounting Officer stays? I am going to give her criminal summons, CID, you accompany the Under Secretary, go to her home and get her here. This business of wasting our time will not be tolerated.”

“That is the way you have been behaving, I will not get you off. There is nothing you are going to echo, you did it deliberately.

The MPs were asked to come here, Parliament is on recess and they are here to do their job, only to be made to look like fools by the actions of one person. I don’t want us to waste our time, you are going to stay here,” the furious Kivumbi said.

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