By Watchdog reporter

Makerere University has lost shs386 million as a result of paying retired staff due to a delay to delete their names from the university payroll.

According to the Auditor General’s report for financial year 2015/2016, the university delayed to delete 14 retired staff members from the payroll and as a result it continued to pay the retired staff salary totaling to shs386,790,968 and there was no evidence of service provided by the retired staff.

“The University delayed to delete 14 retired members of staff from the payroll and as a result continued to pay the retired staff salary totaling to shs386,790,968 and there was no evidence of services provided by the retired staff,” report partly reads

The report also faults the university management for incurring over-payment to staff totaling to shs172.5 million.

The report indicates that the amounts overpaid to staff included in the university financial statement under employment cost “were irregular and therefore should be recovered.”

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