Heads could soon roll at KCC following the alleged misappropriation of inflation of a health center construction fee.
Kampala city council, has asked the Inspector General of Government, to investigate allegations that the construction fee of Kisugu Health center in Makindye division was inflated.
The matter was brought to the attention of the IGG, by Nasser Ntege Sebagala, the mayor of Kampala city. The mayor wonders how the project earlier budgeted to cost 350 million shillings has swallowed up close to one billion shillings.
During a special council meeting on Thursday, the mayor said the work done on the health center is shoddy and does not reflect value for money. In 2006, KCC contracted M/s Prime constructors to construct a health centre, worth 350 million shillings. But Ssebagala says the money was used up and the center is not complete.
// Cue in: If you leave ...Cue out: ...every feet are these costing." // Abdul Mayanja, KCC works committee chairman, says council has resolved to forward the matter to the IGG. He says that there is nothing to show of the money spent at the site of the health center.
// Cue in: "Because there is no way ...Cue out: ...investigate the shortfalls." // Paul Mugume, KCC's finance and administration committee chairman, however says that the costs of construction soared high due to unforeseen activities that were not reflected in the bills of quantity. Meanwhile not every one is happy about the council's decision to forward the matter to the IGG. Edward Kibirige Muwanga, says the matter would have been sorted out at council level.
He says KCC management has often overlooked the council resolutions pertaining to contracts. // Cue in: I personally ...Cue out: ...went directly to PPDA." //