In his petition, Nandiinda argues that there is no justification for the Shillings 44 million.He claims that the contractors quoted Shillings 150,000 for ceramic titles yet they cost Shillings 150,000.
The Kabale Resident District Commissioner, Darias Nandiinda has faulted the Inspectorate of Government for failing to act on a petition filed by his office challenging the costs for renovating the Lukiiko hall.
According to Nandiinda, on June 18th, 2014, his office petitioned the Inspectorate of Government contesting the inflated costs for renovating the Lukiiko hall at the Kabale District headquarters.
It came after Kabale district local government contracted M/S Kabale Joiners Contractors Company Limited to renovate the Lukiiko hall at Shillings 44 million. In his petition, Nandiinda argues that there is no justification for the Shillings 44 million.
He claims that the contractors quoted Shillings 150,000 for ceramic titles yet they cost Shillings 150,000. The RDC also claims that the costs of other items in the bills of quantity are heavily inflated.
He however, says that he has never received a response from the Inspectorate of Government since he submitted his petition.
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When contacted on the matter, the Deputy Inspector General of Government, Mariam Wangadya referred URN to the Regional Inspectorate office in Kabale district.
The Kabale Regional Inspectorate Officer, Samuel Agaba wondered why Nandiinda is lamenting about the matter that was resolved in April 2015.
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Agaba showed URN a copy of a letter from the Inspectorate of Government clearing Kabale District Local Government. The April 16th 2015 letter signed by the Deputy Inspector General of Government, Mariam Wangadya addressed to Kabale Chief Administrative Officer, says there was no evidence showing that the renovation costs were inflated.
The letter also indicates that the surface for the floor tiles in the tender documents submitted by the Contractor measuring 81.1 meters width and 73.3meters length are close to the measurements obtained by the investigating team of 80.3meters and 73.5meters respectively.
It also indicates that the rates quoted by contractor to lay the floor and skirting tiles are commensurate with the associated costs of, transport, adhesive, grout, sand, damages, cutting tools, equipment and the 6 percent withholding tax.