Executive director Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) Allen Kagina has turned to the Inspector General of Government (IGG) to be lenient and save her 3 directors who are mostly likely to lose their jobs due to infighting within the authority and the line ministry.
According to letter seen by this investigative website written by UNRA’s Allen Kagina pleads with lady justice Iren Mulyagonja to save her 3 directors who are under investigation by IGG’s office on charges of Corruption and abuse office.
Those who are under probe are legal director Mary Kamuli Kuteesa, Moses Kasakya Director Internal Audit and John Ongimu Omeke director Procurement.
Kagina in letter says, “Chairman Board of directors are on my neck to know the status of UNRA staff that are under investigation by IGG, they might lose their contract if they are not helped”.
IGG wants UNRA Executive Director, Kagina to take action on Mary Kuteesa, Kasakya and Ongimu within 30 days and that they should leave office to pave away for proper investigation.
When contacted spokesperson of IGG Ali Munira confirmed the investigation of these 3 UNRA directors.
Munira noted that, “it’s true we are investigating them but UNRA executive director refused to suspend them”.
According to whistleblowers report seen by this investigative website, Kuteesa serves as a member of the contracts committee of Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) which serves a conflict of interest.
She reportedly connived with other members and awarded Chinese company called CICO and got contract.
She also influenced the board and is faulted for not disclosing her husband’s relationship with certain Chinese construction firms which do business with UNRA.
It was also alleged that her presence on the contracts committee is a disadvantage to other companies which are eliminated from procurement process without any justifiable reasons and biases the procurement process of the whole UNRA organization.
The letter also states that Kutesa’s husband through his law firm Arcodco and Co. Advocates and represents Chinese construction companies like China Wuyi, China Communications, which information was not disclosed to the board.
“The purpose of this letter is to request you to take appropriate action into the matter above and report to this office in 30 days from now,” the IGG directed