After months of investigation, the defence and internal affairs committee has finally come up with the report on the inquiry into the procurement of equipment for the national ID project.
The committee observes among others that there were many shortfalls particularly in the procurement of the project as there was outright breach of procurement laws.
Tabling its report before parliament yesterday, the committee among other things advised that former attorney general Khiddu Makubuya should take full responsibility for the irregular clearance of the procurement agreement in disregard of the PPDA, the former state minister for ICT Alintuma Nsamb's alleged trip to Germany be investigated, that the business interests of Igara East Mp Michael Mawanda in Contec Global another company that had interest in the project also be investigated.
The committee was directed to probe the project after a Germany company contracted in March 2010 and given billions of tax payer's money failed to produce national identity cards for Ugandans.
Muhlbauer Technology Company limited was reportedly procured under dubious circumstances on the orders of President Yoweri Museveni after his meeting with the German ambassador at state house.
The company was given over shs 200b to make IDs for Ugandans but it reportedly produced only 400 IDs, what has been seen are only the president and the prime minister's IDs.