Swaib Balaba, the Bukwo Chief Administrative
Officer is in trouble for alleged abuse of office, corruption and overseeing shoddy
projects in the district.
Government Minister, Rapheal Magyezi relieved Balaba of his duties
on Tuesday and asked him to report to the ministry for further instructions.
minister noted that Balaba has fallen short of his responsibilities as Chief
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The minister also interdicted four district officials namely Catherine
Cheptainui, an assistant CAO, Martine Chemaswat, an attendant in the CAO’s
office, Richard Mudima, the Secretary District service commission and Jonah
Chewere, NUSAF desk officer on similar grounds.
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The minister was in Bukwo district on a monitoring visit of
government projects on Tuesday. Bukwo district has been in the limelight over
the past week over the misuse of public funds, shoddy works and ghost projects.
Samuel Mbimbaza Hashaka, the Bukwo Resident District Commissioner, said that
his predecessor Esther Cherop told him that the biggest challenges in Bukwo are
corruption, ghost projects and abandoned works.
He said that for the two months
he has been in office, he has discovered at least eight ghost projects and that
there is rampant theft of drugs in the hospital.
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Julius Chelimo Moses, the Bukwo District LC V Chairperson said that he has
never received fuel from the CAO since he assumed office, which has made his
He noted that whenever they would report any corruption case to
the police the file would disappear that has demoralized him. He appreciated
the Minister’s intervention.
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Reuben Paul Chelimo, the Kongasis County Member Of Parliament, said that the
problem of corruption in the district is alarming. He said this has affected projects
in the district.
He said that as area members of parliament they will seat and
see how much money was allocated to each project because there is a lot of miss
management of funds.