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Three Kaberamaido Officials in Trouble Over UGX 5.8M

Regan Okumu, the Local Government Committee Chairperson, dismissed the explanation given by the officials. He referred the trio to the Criminal Investigations Department for interrogations.

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Three senior officials of Kaberamaido district are in trouble for alleged failure to account for Shillings 5.8million meant for connecting water supply to the nurse's quarter at Kaberamaido Health Center IV.

 

 

They are Francis Oluka, the Kaberamaido Chief Administrative Officer, Godfrey Balingira, Kaberamaido District Health Officer and the former Internal Auditor, Simon Aremu.

 

 

Trouble for the trio started on Wednesday when they appeared before the Local Government's Account Committee chaired by Regan Okumu, the Aswa County Member of parliament to respond to audit queries for the 2015/2016 financial year.

 

 

During the meeting, Okumu tasked the officials to explain how they spent Shillings 5.8million meant for connecting water to the nurse's quarter.

 

Francis Oluka, the Kaberamaido Chief Administrative Officer explained that they contracted a technical officer from National water and Sewerage Corporation headquarters in Kampala to handle the water project.

 

 

//Cue in: “We brought………………

Cue out...bills of quantities blank”//

 

 

Godfrey Balingira, the Kaberamaido District Health Officer said they sought help from NWSC dues to the absence of a competent water engineer in the district. As a result, Okumu tasked him in vain to present a letter they wrote to the water body seeking for technical assistance.

 

 

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Cue Out…say about that”//

 

 

Regan Okumu, the Local Government Committee Chairperson, dismissed the explanation given by the officials. He referred the trio to the Criminal Investigations Department for interrogations.

 

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Cue out…you get him”//

 

 

Paul Okello a boda-boda rider who happened to attend the session was pleased with the program saying that corruption would have been eradicated if it had been implemented earlier.

 

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