The 2019 Auditor General’s report which was released recently, faulted Masaka Municipality leadership for failure to provide proper accountability for funds allocated to them by central government under the Uganda Road Fund scheme, that caters for periodic maintenance of community access roads.
Masaka Municipality is on the spot over shoddy works and failure
to account for funds meant for social services.
The 2019 Auditor General’s report which was released recently,
faulted Masaka Municipality leadership for failure to provide proper
accountability for funds allocated to them by central government under the
Uganda Road Fund, which caters for periodic maintenance of community access
The reports highlights that the Municipal council failed to
implement road works and other activities under works to the tune of shillings
The auditor’s inspection on some of the roads also revealed poor
workmanship and partial implementation of projects whose budget allocations had
however been spent.
Herman Ssentongo, the Masaka Resident District Commissioner who is directly
charged with monitoring of public projects, says has also severally raised
concerns of poor quality road works but the responsible authorities in the
municipality have instead remained adamant.
Some of the poorly done works include; patching of potholes on the
main streets, fixing of drainage channels and road pavements which were largely
done is a substandard manner.
in: “while personally….
Cue out; ….to the law.”//
in “nina obutali…..
Cue out; …tebakubiliira
Ssentongo has attributed the cited inconsistencies to the internal
bickering among the municipality leaders and the technocrats, especially in the
in: “unfortunately in this….
Cue out; ….to do is done”//
//Cue in: “n’okunennengana
Cue out; …..nga tukola tutya.”//
Mathias Mpuuga the Masaka Municipality Member of Parliament and chairperson of
District Roads Committee says the report generally points to acts of collusion
among the duty bearers to deliberately misappropriate public funds for personal
Mpuuga has downplayed claims of internal bickering as the cause of the irregularities,
arguing that these are deliberate ploys aimed at hoodwinking the public to
avoid challenging the leaders on accountability.
//Cue in: “I cannot….
Cue out; …..gave them jobs.”//
//Cue in: “ssiyina nsonyi….
Cue out; ….fenna tuli mukuboonabona.’’//
But John Bahengana, the Masaka Municipality Town Clerk distanced himself
from the irregularities, explaining that he was not in office during the audit
He says will corroborate with all forces towards restoring order
in the municipality and ensuring proper public accountability.