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MASINDI HOSPITAL OFFICIALS FACE ARREST FOR FAILURE TO ACCOUNT FOR GOV’T FUNDS

By Innocent Atuganyira

MASINDI:  Masindi Resident District Commissioner Emmy Ngabirano has given a 48 hour ultimatum to three officials of Masindi main hospital in Masindi district to account for the money that the hospital received from government or be arrested.

RDC Ngabirano issued the ultimatum during a public accountability forum also known as ‘’Baraza’’ organised by CAO and RDC’s offices at the hospital on Monday.

The officials include the Medical Superintendent Dr.  Felix Twinomugisha, the administrator Simon Baguma and Suzan Kabonesa, the Accountant.

The trouble for the trio started after Dr. Twinomugisha presented the accountability for the 192 million shillings that the hospital received from government in the 2021/22 financial year that RDC Ngabirano described as unsatisfying.

He therefore directed the officials to clearly show the sources of the funds and how they were utilised.

‘’I want the breakdown of the source of money, how and where it was spent. I’m not satisfied with your accountability,’’ Ngabirano said.

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“I’m giving you 48 hours to make fresh accountability for  the money and  present it to the  district leaders or else you will  be arrested to answer charges of corruption,’’ Ngabirano added.

According to the report seen by ugreports.com, the hospital received a conditional grant of 190 million shillings from government in the 2021/22 financial year and 17 million shillings had not been utilised.

We couldn’t get a comment from the three accused officials on the accusations against them by press time much as they attended the event as they were not willing to say anything on the matter.

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