Police chief Martin Okoth Ochola has fired Commandant Kabalye police training school for reportedly conniving with a contractor to do shoddy work on new students’ dormitories under construction.
Commissioner of police Micheal Mugabi has been replaced by a junior, Assistant Commissioner of police Abubaker Ziwedde who has been on senior command and staff course from Musanze in Rwanda.
According to a police source, this followed after IGP Ochola toured the dormitory buildings in Kabalye which will be housing officers while on training and found out that they are in bad shape yet they have not been occupied.
It is indicated that the construction process is being overseen by police engineer SP Raymond Kyasanku under logistics and engineering directorate who is also yet to be face the wrath of Ochola in the course of the investigations he commissioned.
It is reported that the constructor in connivance with Kabalye police leadership and a police engineer used substandard building materials which have caused dormitory ceilings to curve in even before they are occupied by police officers who are undergoing training.
It is further stated that the contractor also in connivance with police engineer who is a supervisor used fake or substandard paint to paint walls which have since started to peel off.
They are also reported to have either used a fake cement or unequal ratio of cement to sand which have caused cracks in the walls which puts lives of those who will occupy them in danger.
A source further narrated that the furious IGP during his visit to pass out officers CID officers in August at the school made a surprise buildings inspection and wondered how the commandant could fail to supervise the construction work to ensure there is good quality work.
Ochola also ordered CID Director Grace Akullo to open a General Inquiry File and record statements from all people involved including the contractor for possible prosecution for causing loss to government.
The police chief also suggested that Police Advisory Committee (PAC) convenes a special sitting at Kabalye to analyze the expenditure on the five building blocks being supervised by the directorate of Logistics and Engineering under AIGP Bangirana.