Jackson Bambalira, the LC V chairperson of Bundibugyo has been ordered to vacate the house belonging to Bundibugyo hospital he is illegal occupying.
The Inspector General of Government Raphael Baku says that by occupying the house Bambalira is depriving the medical staff of Bundibugyo hospital accommodation.
Baku says Bambalira's action amounts to abuse of office since the LC V chairperson, is paid a housing allowance of 400, 000 shillings monthly by the district.
Baku has ordered Samuel Kazinga, the Resident District Commissioner Bundibugyo to ensure that Bambalira vacates the house within one week.
In 2006, Gideon Kaija, the then Chief Administrative Officer Bundibugyo, ordered all the seven medical staff of Bundibugyo to vacate the house for the district chairperson.
The seven roomed house located three kilometers from Bundibugyo hospital was built in 2005 by the Ministry of Health at a cost of 150 million shillings.
The occupation of the house by the district chairperson was criticized by the Rwenzori Anti Corruption Coalition, which accused Bambalira of abuse of office.
In July this year, the district council gave Bambalira a two months period in vain to vacate the house. When contacted, Bambalira said he has no time to comment on the directives of the IGG.
In an interview, Stephen Sesanga, the Medical Superintendent Bundibugyo Hospital says that the hospital has been spending huge sums of money to rent houses for the seven medical staff.
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