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KCCA Officials Grilled For Misusing Shs300m Education Funds

Members of Parliament and Kampala Capital City Authority officials Monday clashed over the City Authority’s failure to renovate Kasubi Family Primary School.

This after Ministry of Finance released Shs300m towards the renovation of the school, but it wasn’t used as planned.

This was revealed when KCCA officials appeared before the Parliamentary Committee of Education to present their budget framework paper for 2018/19.

The officials revealed that 5 classrooms had been renovated at Kasubi Primary School.

However, MPs discovered that there’s nothing on the ground.

Moses Kasibante, the Rubaga North MP, who made a courtesy visit to the school last week and had taken photos of the school revealed to the committee that no renovations had taken place at all.

“I am the area MP; I know what is taking place on the ground that’s why I have come with this overwhelming evidence. There is nothing like anything called renovation of the said classrooms,” Kasibante said.

“What was done by the Head Teacher of the school was just to convert the houses that were accommodating teachers into classrooms and these rooms are very small,” he said, adding that the school has about 700 pupils that can’t be accommodated by the current classrooms.

Juliet Namuddu, the acting Director- Education at KCCA failed to explain where the Shs300m went, noting that they received the money, but renovations were stopped by a court order.

The MPs agreed to summon KCCA Executive Director Jennifer Musisi and  the political head Erias Lukwago to explain to parliament why they gave misleading information to the ministry of finance.

“If the court order never stopped the school from running, why did you stop renovating the school?” Kalungu West MP, Joseph Gonzaga Ssewungu asked, adding: “Since we don’t know the qualifications of this woman presenting the report (Namuddu), we can send them back and summon their heads.”

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