why you should be interested >Mukono-Katosi road scandal

Imagine a construction site cordoned off with the yellow tape “Police Line: Do Not Cross”. The site, formerly buzzing with the rattle of machines, is now filled with the wail of sirens. It is a crime scene.
Well it should not be so hard to imagine because 20 kilometres shy of Kampala city, it is stark reality.
The construction of Mukono-Katosi Road had all the funding it needed and more. Now, thanks to the “sharpness” of a few individuals, that road is far from completion. First, is the knowledge that the road could be constructed for less than half the tabled price; which is an astronomical Shs162b!
Then, worse, was the transfer of a colossal Shs24.7b to a company that legally does not exist! It is easier to view these sums in the figures that they are, but imagine the dent Shs24.7b makes on a country’s wellbeing.
And it is not just Uganda hurt; America is so peeved that it has deployed the FBI. East Africa suffers the illegality of “Kitu Kidogo”. However we must ask ourselves, how “small” can our thievery get before it gets out of hand? And what will become of our children if they have to pay grants for roads they cannot see?


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