Hoima City Environment Officer arrested over misuse of public funds

Minister Namuyangu Addressing the Dialogue at Kitara Secondary School on Tuesday (Photo; Mwima Henry)

HOIMA, UGANDA: The state Minister for Bunyoro affairs Jennifer Namuyangu Kacha has directed the arrest of the Hoima City environment Officer Ronald Kyamanywa accusing him of mismanagement of government projects and the misuse of public funds.

Kyamanywa was arrested on Tuesday afternoon during a community dialogue that attracted different leaders from both national and local government levels at Kitara Secondary School in Hoima West city division.

In the dialogue, Kyamanywa was asked to give an accountability of the funds that were given to the Hoima city environment department meant for planting over 1000 trees in different parts of the city as one way of decorating the Hoima city.

However, Kyamanywa failed to give accountability on how much funds his office received and how was this money distributed, plus where the trees were planted.
This forced the Minister to direct police to arrest the officer with immediate effect.

Meanwhile, residents also raised their concerns about the poor road and health services in Hoima city and asked the minister to intervene.

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Minister Namuyangu said consultative campaigns and showing accountability have been established and shall continue to all government sectors to establish the performance of government work and ensure good service delivery.

“This is just a beginning, this campaign will continue until all injustices in government offices are washed out, for you who are in other sectors, next time it is your turn to show the public your accountability and in case of any failure we shall arrest you”. Namuyangu said.

The minister added that government workers are supposed to make accountabilities but they normally do paperwork and when you reach the site, there is no work done.

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