The Inspectorate of Government is to re-open investigations into
several cases of alleged financial mismanagement and shoddy works in Abim
The new development follows a visit by the Deputy IGG, George Bamugemereire.
Information from the IGG’s office indicates that fresh investigations that
included on spot checks of different works in the district was conducted by the
Resident District Commissioner’s office.
According to Bamugemereire, although his office carried
out investigations into the same cases, the new findings by the RDC, Samuel Hashaka
Mpimbaza compelled them to revisit the 16 project in question.
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According Mpimbaza, more than 500 million shillings was lost in
Some of the projects include construction of Bartanga market in Otuke sub-county and Makilatin market shed in Abim sub-county; each costing 38 million shillings, pit latrines that were constructed without any holes or sheds in
Abim town council, the abattoir and 300 bee hives that have not been accounted for.
Mpimbaza observes that there is syndicate corruption in the district,
which has affected the supervision and monitoring of projects.
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However, Bamugemereire says that much as they are interested in
reinvestigating issues of fraud in Abim, the community and leaders need to step
up monitoring and supervision of projects, which will prevent waste of
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Abim district has been on the spotlight over mismanagement of
In 2017, Abim District Council resolved for the interdiction of senior
staff in the district over alleged embezzlement and abuse of office. Part of
the money was meant for monitoring and supervision of projects.