In his September 14, 2021 response to the CAO on behalf of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Works and Transport, Engineer T. Mugenyi says that results from tests conducted on the culverts submitted by the district indicate that they meet the specifications of class light pipes for the roads.
The summoned officials are John Kasaija, the Masindi municipal engineer, Deo Kabugo, the town clerk Masindi Municipality, Lameck Atugonza, the Masindi district and his supervisor John Muhumuza.
Others are Alfred Onen, the District Water Officer, Geoffrey Nkurunziza, the former acting district Chief Administrative Officer-CAO, Patrick Okise, the district internal auditor, Godfrey Byarugaba, the district procurement officer and David Baguma, the Masindi chief financial officer.
Alex Felix Majeme the Nakasongola District Chief Administrative officer says that he has already taken up the complaints and tasked the district engineer to defend the department over the alleged shoddy works.
Ssemakula Luttamaguzi, the Nakaseke County MP as well as Member on the Government Assurance and Implementation Committee, says he visited the site over the weekend and saw progress of the works, which shows the commitment of the contractor to make things right.
Richard Kalya, a resident of Karugutu town council, says five poorly built boreholes were recently handed over to the district after completion. Kalya explains that the contractors do shoddy work because they know nobody will question its quality, which has contributed to wastage of resources in the district.
Joseph Kimbowa, the Masaka Town clerk defended the existence of the 17 houses in the road reserve saying since the project didnt provide for compensation, they just negotiated with the property owners to leave them.
An Short Message Serviceâ€”SMS reporting system that is aimed at ensuring effective and timely service delivery has registered success in Kyejonjo district. In 2012, the Anti-Corruption Coalition of Uganda-ACCU launched the reporting system for residents to monitor in the timely reporting of information on service delivery in the health and education sectors in the district.
Fish farmers in Namokora Sub County in Kitgum district are stuck with over 10,000 mature fish in Wang Kwogo Valley Dam in Ladwogi Village due to lack of fishing gears. Alfred Omony, the Kitgum district Fisheries Officer, says the valley dam was constructed three years ago by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries to supply water for livestock in the sub county.
Following a 2 day on-spot monitoring exercise of NUSAF II projects in Amuria district, the office of the IGG established that several contractors with records of shoddy work are still holding and receiving multiple contract awards from the district.
Lack of supervision of government projects by district officials in Kabalore has resulted into shoddy work. District officials are mandated to carry out routine supervision of government projects but this is not the case in Kabalore.