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Kotido SS Probed Over Inflated School Bus Cost

Reports from Board of Governors Kotido Secondary School indicate that the school acquired a loan of Shillings 250 million from Post Bank Uganda Kotido Branch to procure the school bus

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Kotido Town Clerk, Sereverio Mukobi has called for an audit into the inflated cost of the Kotido Secondary School bus by management.

The bus was purportedly procured at Shillings 250 million this year to ease transportation of students.

However, there are reports that the bus actually cost Shillings 80 million. 

The members of Kotido district council argue that the bus was too old to go for Shillings 250million.

Mukobi has now directed for an audit into all books account of the school from January 2018 to date. 

The directive stems from complaints by parents and councilors over the cost of the bus.

 

According to Mukobi, the audit is part of wider investigations into reports of corruption and abuse of office against the head teacher, Jackson Matsanga. 

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Reports from Board of Governors Kotido Secondary School indicate that the school acquired a loan of Shillings 250 million from Post Bank Uganda Kotido Branch to procure the school bus.

Rose Namoe Chilla, the Kotido District Female Youth Councilor claims the bus cost Shillings 76 million.

 

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Councilors were also angry to learn that the BOG has outlived its 3-year renewable term of office after working for 15 years.

The head teacher was accused of failing to write to the institutions which should second their members to the board, on expiry of their term.

The Head Teacher, Jackson Matsanga declined to comment on the cost of the bus.

The Chairperson Board of Governors, Rt. Rev. Bishop James Nasak confirmed consenting to the acquisition of a loan to purchase the school bus.