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Kibaale RDC in trouble for commissioning incomplete UGX 700M maternity ward

Minister of State for Economic Monitoring Peter Ogwang was in Kibaale district for a field tour in to enforce the implementation of gov’t projects. Photo via @PatrickOcaido

Kibaale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kibaale Resident District Commissioner Deborah Mbabazi, is in trouble for commissioning an incomplete maternity ward at Matale health center III in Matale sub-county worth Shillings 700million.

The maternity ward also has various defects, an indication of poor workmanship. The State Minister in Charge of Economic Monitoring in the Office of the President, Peter Ogwang detected the anomalies while monitoring and assessing various government projects in the district.

Ogwang wondered how the RDC would rush to commission the maternity ward with visible cracks on the wall, floor and ceiling. He also noted that the material used to construct the maternity was substandard, which compromises the integrity of the structure.

Information obtained by Uganda Radio Network indicates that Mbabazi commissioned the maternity ward on August, 20,2021. TRADIT Company limited undertook the construction works. Ogwang summoned the contractor to record a statement with police for executing shoddy work on the maternity ward.

A source at Kibaale central police station who spoke to URN on condition of anonymity explained that both the RDC and the contractor were yet to record statements by Saturday evening in line with the minister’s directive.



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