By Baluku Alex
A delegation from the State House Anti-Corruption Unit was today in Kasese district to carry out fresh investigations into the alleged sub-standard items that were recently delivered to the flood victims.
This follows a directive by the Prime Minister; Robinah Nabbanja who rejected the report from the Permanent Secretary in her office, on the substandard items that were delivered recently to the district stores. Nabbanja argued that the report that was presented to her lacks facts.
Early, this week when Nabbanja visited people affected by floods in Kasese, she was dismayed to learn that they had been given substandard items such as blankets and mosquito nets. She halted their supply saying Kasese is not a dumping site for substandard items.
Today, a delegation from State House Anti- Corruption Unit, Police Forensic Unit, Uganda National Bureau of Standards -UNBS and the National Agricultural Research Organization- NARO thronged the district stores to ascertain the standard and quality of the received items.
According to the Kasese Deputy Resident District Commissioner, Joshua Kisembo Masereka, the team also confirmed the 1,000 blankets and another 1,000 mosquito nets were substandard while other items including maize flour, sugar, soap and tauplins among others were of good quality.
Asked about the allegation that the number of victims could have been exaggerated, Masereka explained that other affected persons decided to seek refuge from the homes of their relatives and are therefore not living in the camps.
On his part, the Kasese District Chief Administrative Officer, Amis Masereka Asuman defended the district and said they only received the items from the Office of the Prime Minister.