Bukwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Bukwo district in Sebei sub region, Eastern Uganda have arrested the acting hospital administrator, David Sorowon for alleged corruption and mismanaging of money meant for the construction of the hospital mortuary.
Sorowon who is currently being detained at Bukwo Central Police Station was arrested on Friday afternoon by police detectives.
The arrest was ordered by the Bukwo Resident district Commissioner Samuel Hashaka Mpimbaza, after the acting hospital administrator failed to explain to the COVID-19 taskforce why the mortuary is still incomplete and yet the government allocated Shs450 million for the project.
The COVID-19 taskforce later realized that the hospital administrator together with his brother under their company Bakasuku company limited constructed the mortuary themselves and have failed to complete it.
Hashaka said it was unfortunate that patients at Bukwo district hospital were sharing beds with dead bodies due to lack of a mortuary and yet government sent money for the construction of the mortuary. “There is a big problem here in Bukwo. Everything is in a bad state because of corruption,” he added.
Samson Lubega, the district police commander Bukwo confirmed the arrest of the hospital administrator saying they will produce him before courts or law when investigations are complete.
Since the beginning of last month, many people have been arrested in Bukwo district in connection with creating ghost projects under NUSAF3.
Julius Chelimo, the district chairperson of Bukwo said corruption in Bukwo district has made locals feel like the government is not interested in delivering service to the people of Bukwo. He said the impact on government projects in the community in Bukwo is not realized despite billions of money being sent to Bukwo district.