Parliament’s Committee of Statutory and State Enterprises (COSASE) on Tuesday three out officials from the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) after the tax body commissioner General Doris Akol failed to attend.

Committee Chairperson and Kawempe South MP Mubarak Munyagwa said that Akol was the right person to answer all the queries and so the sitting wouldn’t go on without her.

The Committee is meeting URA officials over queries in the 2013/2014 Auditors General’s report which among others include the disappearance of 9000 litres of fuel that were in their custody.

In their first meeting, the MPs discovered that Government lost over Shs800 million due to URA’s poor storage of seized goods like cement and fuel.

The sitting has now been postponed until May 7, 2019.

On the other hand, Opposition Chief Whip called for strict punishments for Government officials that snub committees arguing that sittings cost tax payer’s money and so should be taken seriously.

Munyagwa said the MPs on COSASE plan to visit customs points countrywide to establish what really go on there.