ISO boss warns civil servants against swindling public fund

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NEWS– The Deputy Director General Internal Security Officer in office of the President Lt. Col. Emmy Katabaazi has warned civil servants against misuse of government funds.

Lt. Col. Katabazi raised the concern on Wednesday September 27th 2022 during the confirmation ceremony of 841 Christians into Catholic’s faith in Kabale Municipal stadium.  

Katabazi stressed that the government under its program of Parish development Model is giving out money to the people at parish levels to help them develop themselves but government officials are embezzling that money putting it to personal use.

“Uganda has enough money to do everything, but the problem people eat it” he added.

He added that starting from Next week, a team from state house and ISO shall visit Rukingiri and Kabale District to access the performance of the Districts.

He  also warned the head teachers in government schools against charging high school fees from parents and giving out false numbers of students in order to get a high capitation grant from the government saying that soon they are coming for them.

CUE IN…………………….. EMMY RR.

On 5th September, Authorities in Kabale Municipality petitioned Parliament to intervene and investigate or terminate Multiplex Construction Company Limited, a company contracted to upgrade three roads in Kabale Municipality for failure to execute the project.

In May 2021, the company contracted tarmacking of 0.76 kilometer Bwankosa road that connects Nyerere Avenue and Kabale shopping center commonly known as Ki-college, 0.34KM Bushekwire road that connects Kabale shopping center to Kabale main road in Central division and 2.49KM road that connects the Kabale Diocesan Headquarters to Katuna-Kabale-Mbarara High way, all valued at Ugx 21.7 Billion. 

The construction at Rushoroza road was abandoned and they are currently at Bwankosya road.

However, in a petition by the Municipal authorities that was presented to the speaker by the Kabale Municipality Member of Parliament Dr Nickolas Kamara indicates that Multiplex limited and Ditico international trade contracting joint venture secured an advance of Ugx Ugx 4.334 billion to guarantee proper performance of the obligations and the contract date expired on 18th March 2022 yet to date, the contractor has only executed 10 percent of value works of the contract.

The Kabale Municipality Member of Parliament Dr. Nicholas Thaddeus Kamara wants the government to intervene and investigate the conduct of business in this project before it’s too late and efforts be made to save the taxpayers money.

CUE IN……KAMARA ON CONTRACTOR RR/ENG//

The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Hon Thomas Tayebwa said that he has already written to the Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development to investigate and report back within two weeks, in accordance to rule 30 (6) of the Rules of parliament of Uganda.

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