Minister orders arrest of Rubanda water officer over poor accountability


The Minister of State for Economic Monitoring, Beatrice Akello, has directed the State House Anti-Corruption Unit to arrest and investigate Rubanda district local government water officer, David Otika over poor accountability.

The minister issued the order shortly after addressing Rubanda district local government officials on her 5-day economic monitoring trip to Kigezi sub-region districts of Rubanda, Kabale, Rukiga, and Kanungu respectively.

According to the report, Otika is responsible for the shoddy works done on the Bushura Gravity Water Flow scheme in Hamuhambo Town Council.

The Minister discovered that a total of Shs600 million so far released has been spent on constructing a water reservoir where there was no water source in 2017/18 financial year in Rubanda district.

The minister has also given Rubanda district local government Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) a 3-month ultimatum to rectify all the mistakes made during the construction of Nangaro Primary School as the State House Anti-Corruption Unit picks interest in the investigation into this project as well.