The in-charge Mwizi Health
Center III in Rwamapara District has been arrested for allegedly stealing
Covid-19 Rapid Testing Kits.
Fredrick Byanyima was arrested on Wednesday by Resident District Commissioner
Emmy Katera Turyabagyenyi. He is currently detained at Nyeihanga Police Post.
Rwampara district received 1,300 Rapid testing kits from the ministry of Health
and was distributed to four health facilities. They are Kinoni health centre
IV, Ndeija health centre III, Bugamba health centre II and Mwizi Health Center
According to Katera, Mwizi Health Centre III received only 250 kits packed in
He adds that his office is investigating the whereabouts of three
He says that records at the store indicate that the three packets containing 100
testing kits were purportedly issued on Friday by Byanyima to Charles
Mugisha a health officer at the district health department.
Katera says that the signature
of the Health officer was forged as the recipient of the kits
//Cue in: “while on routine…
Cue out: …at the district.”//
Godfrey Sande, the LCIII
Chairperson Mwizi sub-county and member of the sub-county task force says that
they have received several complaints from residents of not being tested
despite the sub-county receiving the testing kits.
//Cue in: “tubeire twine complain…
Cue out: …betaine buherereza burungi.”//
When contacted Mugisha denied receiving the testing Kits from Byanyima.
This is the second time
Byanyima has been arrested for alleged theft. Early this year, he was implicated
in the disappearance of mattresses and beds from the facility.