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Nabbanja orders special audit on roads in Greater Luwero districts

The Prime Minister made the directive over the weekend while motoring the progress of government projects in Luwero district.

Prime Minister RObinah Nabbanja (Photo/File)

LUWERO, UGANDA: Prime Minister Rt. Hon Robinah Nabbanja has directed the Uganda Road Fund (URF) to conduct a forensic audit targeting the road infrastructure programme in districts of Greater Luwero that is in a sorry state despite government releasing funds for routine maintenance.

The Prime Minister made the directive over the weekend while motoring the progress of government projects in Luwero district.

“The roads engineer in a district is supposed to have detailed information regarding the funds utilised and the number of kilometers worked on. What are you presenting to this meeting if you only say we worked on the various roads in the district? I want a special audit for the roads infrastructure in the three districts of the Greater Luweero,” Ms Nabbanja said.

“You are telling us that you used 75.9 percent of the funds for road maintenance, but our interest is not in the percentages, but the number of kilometres covered and how much was used on particular roads. Can you organize yourself and give us the figures,” she said while directing the Luwero District Engineer, Mr Robert Kalenzi to show accountability of the used funds.

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Relatedly, the Nakaseke District engineer told the Prime Minister that they worked on 44.1km of the various roads. He, however, could not name the roads.

While government released Shs316m, Shs272m and Shs286m for the districts of Luweero, Nakaseke and Nakasongola respectively for the FY 2021/2022, district leaders claim the work was poorly done and does not reflect the figures.

Some leaders claim that the district engineers from the three districts do not want to share the road works information with them, based on selfish and questionable interests.

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