he Principle of Vacariously Liability has made my image being tinted by an alliance of uninformed Ugandan Legislators and unprofessional media about the development of Akiibua Memorial Stadium.
For the last two weeks the media has been awash with issue on the Stadium because Politics has entered center stage.
The development of the Stadium started in 2015/16 when I was in Hoima
By the time I was transferred from Masindi to Lira,the District had signed an MoU with Ministry of Education and Sports for Pleneminary work which included;land surveying and titling,river treating,bush clearing,grading, leveling, compacting,construction of ring roads,and installation of Culver’s.These works were excited by three CAOs;,Elyas Byamungu,Mugolo and Agrey Ngobi who retired.All the three spent 575m for the above work.I took over Lira in 2017/18FY and I was advanced 90m which was used for the construction of the temporary picth and pavellion and completion of the VIP latrin.
All these were done so that the Ministry could use it for designing, looking for funding for construction of the multbillion Stadium.
It is there erroneous to assume that the 665m was meant for building a stadium.The Parliamentary Committee on Government Assurance who came one week earlier were very happy with Lira District and promised to follow funding for the the Stadium in the next budget.
As for the compernsation my Predecessors followed the prosdures of valuation of crops and trees that were planted by people who had occupied the land during the LRS insurgence.The Ministry advised for purpose of harmony they must be compensated and we submitted the reports of valuation and the names to the Ministry that paid the people in their individual accounts
Therefore my role as the sitting CAO is to explain the above-mentioned issue.
However I noted the following during our interactions with the the Committee of Stutury boards and commissions.
They were hurrying for Pleneminary at 11am and we arrived at 10:30