Museveni has directed that the Ntungamo District Engineer in charge of building, Apollo Kariyo, be suspended to pave way for investigations into the shoddy
works on Eriya Kategaya Memorial Institute in Itojo sub-County Ntungamo
Kategeya Memorial Institute is a 2013 presidential pledge.
president also wants the Engineer in charge of constructions from the Ministry
of Education attached to Ntungamo district Herbert Aharimpitsya to be
letter directed to the Minister of Education, Janet Museveni the President says
the statehouse monitoring team inspected the school twice and in its report
indicated that there was shoddy work and uncompleted works at the institute and
yet payments were fully effected.
also directed the state house monitoring team to keep monitoring and reporting
to the Education Minister.
construction of Eriya Kategaya Memorial institute was budgeted to cost 1.7
billion shillings and works started in 2017 under the supervision of the
construction done in Phases has seen three contractors win awards and these
include Gremu Trading Co. Limited for the first Phase, Asimbe Constructions win
the second phase and Gremu won the third phase.
Administrative officer Mukiibi Nasser, confirmed receiving the directive,
however says he is responsible for only the district engineer and the other
engineer is under the ministry.
He says they have started on the process to suspend him.
“yaa am aware...'//
…this and that.”//
Resident District Commissioner, David Kaboyo says they have started the
process to have them suspended as per the directive.
He says the
state minister of Education after the directive came and they took her on a
tour around the institute and found there is no value for money.
“minister akeija yarambura…'//
…ngu ayemerere bacondoze.”//
Muhumuza the Itojo sub county district councilor welcomed the president’s
intervention because it is his pledge.
He says the
structural plan, the layout, and Bills of Quantities were from the ministry and
the local leadership was just made observers and every time they would want to
speak they were silenced.
//Cue in: “the president was…'//
…you simply observe.”//
District council records, Eriya Kategaya Memorial Institute has received
supplementary budgets for three financial years with each amounting to more
than 200 million shillings.
Muhumuza says any objection to the supplementary budgets meant sabotage to the
//Cue in: “I
…requesting this money.”//
Kwesigabo, the Chairperson LC III Itojo sub-county says leaders and residents
expected better buildings but were left surprised by what has been put up and
the shoddy works.
this on lack of information noting that the official concealed it from them.