Moroto district local government has failed to dispose-off obsolete assets that have stayed in the district for years. According to the Auditor General's Report for the financial year 2016/2017, there are 36 items that should have been disposed-off following the recommendation from the board of survey in the previous financial year.
The items include 16 motor vehicles, 12 motorcycles, Radio call units, Desktop computers, filing cabinets and Diesel engine generator. Others are Laserjet printers and a photocopying machine.
The Auditor General, John Muwanga noted in his report that the delayed disposal of the assets may lead to further deterioration in value. However, the district has since failed to implement the Auditor General recommendations citing other impediments.
Edward Eko, the Moroto district assistant Chief Administrative Officer says some of the assets are from other entities including ministries and donations from partners. He notes that the district had to consult with the respective entities before disposing-off the obsolete assets.
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Christine Akot, the vice district chairperson of Moroto says they have tasked the district to do the needful to dispose-off the assets. Some of the vehicles seen by URN have been eaten up by termites and others lost colour including number plates.