Nakalema noted that her visit was informed by several complaints especially regarding issues at Moroto Regional Referral Hospital and boreholes that were allegedly not drilled. Other concerns were illegal recruitment of staff, misplaced priorities affecting smooth operations in the hospital and procurement-related issues.
The State House Anti- Corruption Unit has handed over 13 officials from Moroto to the police for
They are Dr Phillip Akunguru attached to Moroto Regional Referral
Hospital who is accused for allegedly stealing government drugs and conducting
illegal operations and Judith Nantale, the officer in charge criminal
investigation at in Moroto district who was faulted for failing to investigate
illegal operations of Dr Akunguru at his Clinic at Nakapelimen.
The others under investigations are the Human Resource Officer of Moroto
Regional Referral Hospital, Denis Katinda, the Principal Hospital
Administrator, Godfrey Mawa, Senior Hospital Administrator Otim Oleo, the
Hospital Accountant, Joyce Faleo and the procurement officer, Ronald Opio.
Others are acting Moroto District Water Officer, Musa Lowot, District Planner,
Polar Opio, Internal Auditor, Julius Orum and the District Procurement Officer,
They are accused of meddling in the drilling of three boreholes meant for
Nadunget Sub County and one for Rupa Sub County.
Lt. Col. Judith Nakalema, the head of the unit noted that her visit was informed by several complaints especially
regarding issues at Moroto Regional Referral Hospital and boreholes that were allegedly
Other concerns were illegal recruitment of staff, misplaced priorities
affecting smooth operations in the hospital and procurement-related issues.
During interrogations, the team discovered that Moroto Regional Referral
Hospital management organised a staff party at 12 million shillings in 2018. It
was also discovered that the hospital management prioritized on sponsoring its
team for games in Soroti at 20 million shillings, which affected the budget of
It was also established that the hospital ambulance ran out of fuel forcing the
driver to park it at his home for days in Matany.
Other allegations in the hospital include drug stock-outs,
withholding salaries of some staff to compel them to throw kickbacks and
nepotism where some staff allegedly joined payroll without passing through
Health Service Commission or Public Service.
Nakalema said that her office is determined in cleaning up the mess in