However, some of the projects which received funding have stalled, raising concerns from district leaders. Some of the projects include the construction of a community access road of 58 million Shillings from Rwot Obilo Health Centre III to Atiaba village and the Institutional greening at Zion Nursery and Primary School worth 22.1 million.
District Local Government has opened investigations into projects
under the Northern Uganda Social Action Fund (NUSAFIII).
NUSAF intervention is aimed at fighting poverty using a combination of four
factors of building the infrastructures, income-generating activities, conflict
management and institutional development.
2016 to June 2021, Gulu district has received 9.6 Billion Shillings for a total of
343 different projects. However, some of the projects which received funding have stalled, raising concerns
from district leaders.
of the projects include the construction of a community access road of 58
million Shillings from Rwot Obilo Health Centre III to Atiaba village and the
Institutional greening at Zion Nursery and Primary School worth 22.1 million.
the District Executive Committee summoned the technical staff over reports of
alleged mismanagement of the funds and shoddy work.
instance, at Zion Nursery and Primary, the funds meant for the Institutional
greening was diverted to the fencing of the School, tree planting with a
smaller portion of the compound beautified with flowers.
District Chairman Christopher Opiyo Ateker had instructed the Internal Auditor
and Chief Finance Officer to produce the audit report of the different
projects, a matter that was protested by the technocrats.
//Cue in: “complaints…
the Community Development Officer Goretti Okech who doubles as the Nusaf Focal
Point Person says the new projects achieved their intended objectives and that
there is no need for the investigations.
Okot, the Chairperson of Zion Nursery and Primary School Institutional
Greening Project say that the diversion of the project followed pressure from
Opige, the Secretary of the Group says that the diversion had affected the allowances
of the group members. He explains that each of the 68 members was to get
82,000 shillings paid at the end of the project but only ended up with 56,000
Cue in: “the project…
Ongwec P’ Olweny, the Gulu District Secretary of Community Services has blamed
the incident on lack of coordination between the technocrats and the elected
//Cue in: “the project design…
out: “…the budget.//
Twongyeirwe, the Officer-in-charge of the Criminal Investigation Department at
Gulu Central Police Station says that the police have opened up a general
inquiry file to investigate the alleged mismanagement of the