How Sorocti City Officials ‘Allegedly’ Blew Over UGX2.5 Bn On Low-cost Sealing of 800-meter Road


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The anti-corruption monitors in Soroti City have unearthed an alarming scandal where the city management authority spent over Shs2.5 billion on a low-cost sealing of the 800-metre road instead of one and a half kilometres.

According to paperwork seen by this reporter, the road in question (Ajena Road) city covers one and a half kilometres but the city only worked on a section of the road at Shs 2.5 billion.

This publication has learnt from the paperwork that the money was detailed to have been spent on one and half kilometres of the road yet the actual sense work was only done at 800 meters.

Mr James Omagor, one of the anti-corruption monitors told this publication that the road was supposed to have a covered drainage system and a pedestrian walkway but it is not there.

“Soroti city is rotten, and we appeal to the office of the president to come for our rescue if they love Soroti city,” Omagor said.

Glades Aketch another resident said many people in Soroti have not tested the value of Soroti being a city at all adding that the officers employed in the city are only after their stomachs.

“Corruption is a daily bread in Soroti city, someone can sit down and watch it moving around the streets looking for breakfast,“ Ms Aketch said.

According to her, anyone who tries to raise an alarm about this road is being silenced with the fat envelop including some media reporters.

But Mr Robert Kairu, the Soroti city engineer when reached out said they have only spent Shs900m on the road adding that the work was still in progress.

“The truth is that we have only spent Shs900m todo that work which is beyond even low-cost sealing and work is not yet complete,“ he said.

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