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Town council officials fail to account for roads money

By Job Nantakiika

Added 11th April 2019 12:01 PM

Things went very sour for him as his eyes were seen turning red, almost dropping tears. He later called it a typing era of the figures.

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Things went very sour for him as his eyes were seen turning red, almost dropping tears. He later called it a typing era of the figures.

Wakiso District Resident Commissioner, Rose Kirabira (R) speaking to Kakiri residents recently. Center is the DPC of Kakiri Ayatola Kapchemut and Kakiri town council councilor to the Wakiso district Abdul Faook Ssebandeke left during the meeting at Kakiri taxi park.Photo by Job Nantakiika

Wakiso district Resident Commissioner Rose Kirabira has grilled the Kakiri town council Clerk, Stephen Mwasanje and his town council Engineer Frank Kagga over public funds.

This was during the accountability meeting the RDC termed as Balaza held at Kakiri Taxi Park recently.

In his report, the town clerk Mwasanje indicated to have spent sh67m for mechanised maintenance of Kiteredde road of 5.0km.

What surprised Kirabira was that only sh12m was used to work on Bukalango-Kiwumu-Lugeye with the same length of 5.0km.

The RDC tasked Mwasanje to explain to the people why roads with the same length consumed different amounts of money and he also pinned him to explain what the sh55m was used for. 

It was an uphill task for him to explain how that could have happened and later called the town council Engineer Frank Kagga to state the truth.

The Engineer is accused of failing to justify the big difference of sh55m.

Things went very sour for him as his eyes were seen turning red, almost dropping tears. He later called it a typing era of the figures.

The Kakiri town council Engineer, Frank Kagga is accused of failing to account for the money used for road maintenance. Photo by Job Nantakiika

Kirabira condemned mismanagement of public funds saying that such acts stain the government image because people may think that the government does not cater to them.

Residents reported to the RDC that some of the roads Mwasanje highlighted in his report have not yet been completed as indicated in his report.

“I want us to get vehicles and motorcycles and we go around the roads the town clerk is claiming to have completed and if we find them in good shape as he is telling you, I am ready to give him sh1m. 

“The Town clerk should stop telling lies, the claimed road hasn’t been constructed,” said Peter Kyakuwa one of the residents.

Kirabira warned civil servants in Wakiso district against the mismanaging of public funds saying they risk losing their jobs.

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