Leaders in Amuria and Katakwi districts want Uganda Red Cross Society to account for money donated by the government of Japan for the construction of houses for former flood victims.
The leaders claim that the government of Japan gave Uganda Red Cross Society 22 billion shillings for the construction of flood resistant houses in areas that were ravaged by the floods in 2007.
Julius Ochen, the Amuria LC5 Chairperson, accuses Uganda Red Cross Society of failing to implement the project a year after receiving the money.
Ochen says that Uganda Red Cross Society only purchased nails and polythene papers that it distributed to the affected families in Obalanga and Kapelebyong sub counties using the money from Japan.
He wants Uganda Red Cross Society to give accountability and an independent audit to be carried out on the project.
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Robert Ekongot, the LC5 Chairperson Katakwi district is also accusing the Uganda Red Cross of failing to build homes for the former flood victims. Ekongot says Uganda Red Cross Society only put up a few model homes.
Ekongot wonders whether Uganda Red Cross Society received the money to build demonstration houses or construct flood resistant homes for flood victims.
Michael Nataka, the Secretary General of Uganda Red Cross Society claims that they have received any money from the Uganda Red Cross Society from the Japanese government for constructing flood resistant homes.
But a press release issued last year by the Uganda Red Cross Society indicated that the organization was to build 20,000 flood resistant in Amuria and Katakwi.
The floods occurred in the eastern and northern parts of the country leaving hundreds of people homeless. Major infrastructure including latrines, houses and medical facilities were also destroyed.