Mbarara DHO handed to Police over Covid-19 Cash

Written by on August 30, 2021

The office of the chairperson LCV and the top management of the Mbarara district has this morning handed over the District Health Officer and the district health educator in the hands of the CID department at Mbarara police stations to explain the way the money for the Village Health Team was distributed in some sub-counties.

Those in question are Dr. Peter Ssebutinde the DHO Mbarara (accounting officer) and the district health educator Fredrick Kamugisha (VHT coordinator).

Mbarara district received 142 million to facilitate VHTs and village covid-19 taskforce from 365 villages with each 2 VHT per village entitled to get 150000 and chairperson 100000.

Speaking to the media after a closed meeting that was attended by RDC Mbarara, CAO, and other concerned authorities, the chairman LCV Mbarara district,  Didas Tabaro noted that the exercise of distributing money was put on hold following the information that the money that was intended to be given to VHTs was not the money given out.

According to chairperson Tabaro, each VHT was supposed to get 150000 but unfortunately, they were given 95000 which forced him to swag into action and directed the CAO to put on hold the exercise in the sub-county of Rubaya, Bubare, and Kangogi

He noted that once this is proven by the CID department he will be taken to court as this may lead to his interdiction.

Edward Kasagare the chief administrative officer of Mbarara district noted that good enough the money was still on the accounts of the sub-counties only the mess was done in the documentation where the accused personal claimed that in the villages where 95000 was given hard more that than two targets VHT’s

Kasagara noted that the distribution of money to target beneficiaries will go on as investigation into the matter is going on.

The Rwizi region police spokesperson Samson Kasasira noted that the DHO made a statement at police and later went back to his official duties as investigations into the matter are going on.


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