Former State Minister for Finance (General Duties) Fred Mandir Jachan-Omach, has been named on the new Uganda National Roads Authority board.
Omach who last year lost the parliamentary elections of Jonam County in Nebbi district to Emmanuel Ongiertho of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), was on Tuesday in Kampala inaugurated as the roads body’s new Board chairperson by Justice Lawrence Gidudu, Omach, chairs the seven member board for UNRA. He replaces the team formally chaired by Angella Kiryabwire.
Works and Transport Minister Monica Ntege together with her Junior State Minister for Works Gen. Katumba Wamala, oversaw the inauguration of the new board.
UNRA, which tops the most heavily funded agencies of government, with a budget of Shs3.8 trillion, is still undergoing structural reforms.
A probe by Justice Catherine Bamugemeirere a year ago unearthed massive fraud in which UNRA faced leakage of nearly Shs4 trillion of tax payers money.