Ogwang who was in the district for monitoring discovered that money disbursed to the district was allegedly mismanaged and does not correspond with the works. He cited the Namisindwa district headquarter structure whose construction started in 2018 but has since stalled despite spending 600 Million Shillings
Minister for Economic Monitoring in the Office of President Peter Ogwang has
ordered investigations on Namisindwa district local government officials over shoddy
works on government projects.
officials include the District Production and Marketing Officer David Miteyero,
Barnabas Nambwila, the Principle Assistant Secretary, the Luwa town council
town clerk Irene Nansimwa and other sub-county chiefs and town clerks who are
accused of inflating costs of projects in the district and supervising shoddy
was in the district for monitoring discovered that money disbursed to the
district was allegedly mismanaged and does not correspond with the works. He
cited the Namisindwa district headquarter structure whose construction started
in 2018 but has since stalled despite spending 600 Million Shillings.
received over 900 Million Shillings as startup capital in 2017 when the
district was carved from Manafwa.
Mukelule, the Engineer
is accused of inflating figures in the Bills of Quantities for the construction
of the block and failing to implement some of the items in the BOQs, and
including his allowances of 1 Million every time he supervised the project.
There was no billboard at the site yet it was indicated in the BOQs and they
were no trees planted at the same site.
Mukelule together with a section of sub-county chiefs and town clerks are also accused
of over costing the prices of constructing sub-county headquarter buildings
which works are also shoddy.
The Bupoto sub-county
headquarters have since 2017 stalled and 17 Million Shillings that were meant
for construction have never been utilized. Luke Wokora, the Bupoto LCV
Councilor Luke Wokora told Ogwang that they don’t know how the funds were put
“The money was claiming…
However, Mukelule, denied having received 50 Million Shillings for
the town councils and sub-county headquarters. He explained that he received 20
Million Shillings for each of the two projects.
Minister insisted that each sub-county received 50 million and that the engineer
should account for the 30 Million Shillings. did. Ogwang said that the police are
going to investigate the officers who are misusing public funds.
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the Namisindwa Chief Administrative Officer confirmed that there are shoddy
works, but said that many of the projects were implemented about four years ago
before he was in office.
blamed the problem of shoddy works on the absence of substantive staff in the
district which he said compromises service delivery.
Kirinya Ayubu is the URN Bureau Chief of Elgon/Bukedi Sub Regions . He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Islamic University in Uganda and a Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology from the same University.