The summoned officials are John Kasaija, the Masindi municipal engineer, Deo Kabugo, the town clerk Masindi Municipality, Lameck Atugonza, the Masindi district and his supervisor John Muhumuza.
Others are Alfred Onen, the District Water Officer, Geoffrey Nkurunziza, the former acting district Chief Administrative Officer-CAO, Patrick Okise, the district internal auditor, Godfrey Byarugaba, the district procurement officer and David Baguma, the Masindi chief financial officer.
in Masindi has summoned nine Masindi district officials to appear before
detectives and record statements regarding allegations of shoddy works and corruption.
summoned officials include;e John Kasaija (Municipal Engineer), Deo
Kabugo (Town clerk Masindi Municipality), Lameck Atugonza, ( Masindi
district) and his supervisor John Muhumuza.
are; Alfred Onen (District Water Officer), Geoffrey Nkurunziza, (former acting
district Chief Administrative Officer), Patrick Okise (district internal
auditor), Godfrey Byarugaba (district procurement officer) and David Baguma (Masindi chief financial officer).
are accused of corruption and negligence of their duties by failing to
supervise the construction of the various government projects that led to
shoddy works and loss of taxpayer’s money.
follows a directive by the state minister for economic monitoring Peter Ogwang
to Masindi police to arrest the nine district officials for allegedly supervising
and approving payments of billions of monies on various government projects in
the district yet shoddy works have been exhibited on the projects.
monitoring the various government projects that are being undertaken in the
district on Sunday last week, Ogwang faulted the officials for corruption and
negligence of duties that led to loss of taxpayers' money through shoddy works.
case in point, Ogwang accused Kasaija and Kabugo of failing to monitor the
construction of Katasenywa Health Centre II in Nyangahya Division where the
government injected 490 million shillings, but Ogwang says that there was no
value for money.
also faulted the Masindi District Engineer and his team for doing nothing
despite shoddy works on Bulima town council administrative block, staff
quarters at Kihagani Primary School, and Bwijanga health Centre IV in Bwijanga
also faulted the water officer of sanctioning full payment for the construction
of four boreholes in the greater Kimengo sub-county which were never constructed.
Nyinareza, the Masindi District Police Commander - DPC told Uganda Radio Network
in an interview on Wednesday that the officials have been summoned and they are to appear
before detectives at Masindi central police station today to record statements.
has however declined to divulge more details of what would happen to the officials
after recording their statements. “It
is true we summoned the officials on Monday and they are to appear before
detectives today so that their statements can be recorded in regards to the
cases put against them,” said Nyinareza.
Kati, a resident of Masindi said he wants justice to prevail and all the implicated officials be arrested and
arraigned before court.
adds that there are several reports of shoddy works exhibited on government
projects in the district saying this is a clear indication that leaders and
civil servants in the district are corrupt and have failed to play their roles
of supervising government projects which has led to the misuse of the
in;”I will combine…
out:…a lot of sense.”//
wants the police to thoroughly investigate the implicated officials and have
them arrested for justice to prevail.