Political leaders in Lwengo district are threatening to mobilize their voters to protest the proposed demolition of a theatre at Health Center IV over shoddy work.
Political leaders in Lwengo district are threatening to mobilize their voters to protest the proposed demolition of a theater at Health Center IV over shoddy work. It was constructed and equipped by Ministry of Health in 2005 but the equipment disappeared without a trace.
Foru medical workers including Moses Bebebe, the In- charge Kyazanga Health Center IV, his predecessor Rosette Birungi, Dr. Wilbrod Mwanje, Masaka District assistant Medical officer and Vincent Kayitana, the former Kyazanga sub county healthy secretary were implicated in connection to the disappearance of the equipment.
Now, Dr. Ronald Kaye, Lwengo District Medical Officer the theater from is set to be demolished because it was constructed in a shoddy manner. Kaye explains that windows on the theater and other structures are substandard which affects operations.
He says that the district health committee has earmarked shillings 11 million to rebuild the theater before equipping it. But the news of the proposed demolition of the theater has not gone down well with residents and political leaders. Led by Isaac Ssejoba, Bukoto Midwest Member of Parliament, the residents have threatened to stage protests against the impending demolition of the theatre.
Ssejoba says it is illegal to demolish the theater before finding the missing equipments. He explains that demolishing the theater is intended to destroy evidence and stifle investigations about the missing equipment.
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Rashid Kawawa, the Kyazanga town council LC3 Chairperson says they will mobilize residents to demonstrate to protest the failure to arrest suspects connected to the disappearance of the theater equipment and block its demolition.
He says they are opposed to spending more money to reconstruct the theater when nothing has been done to recover the stolen equipment. Jonathan Baroza, the Lwengo DPC who led inquiries into the theft of the equipments is tight lipped on how far the investigations have gone.
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