February 27, 2024

Kagadi District Authorities Reject the Launching of the Installation of CCTV Cameras at Kagadi Hospital, Items Found to be Substandard

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From Right to left is RDC Kagadi Lillian Ruteraho, LCV Chairman Yosia Ndibwami, PAS Edward Bisangabasaija, Hospital Administrator Simon Peter Tumusiime and the MS Dr. Gregory Kaijamurubi at the launch of CCTV cameras at Kagadi Hospital. Photo by Thomas Tumwebaze

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KAGADI

The Kagadi Resident District Commissioner Lillian Ruteraho has rejected to preside over the launch of supply; delivery and installation of 16 CCTV cameras at Kagadi Hospital after some of the items delivered were found to be substandard contrary to the set specifications in the local purchase order.

Ruteraho says that some of the gadgets that were quoted for supply were not delivered yet the hospital administration had Okayed the process of installation to kick start even before she had launched.

Ruteraho advised all district technical teams and heads of departments to always follow government procedures of launching and commissioning of all government projects so that the communities can also be part of monitoring.

This prompted officials to walk out of the room where function was set to take place.

However, Simon Peter Tumusiime the Kagadi Hospital administrator who at first wanted the media not to record him admitted that the management messed by allowing the contractor to start installation without following due processes.

Yosia Ndibwami the Kagadi district Chairperson says that during the course of the program of launching, it was discovered that the verification process was not done by the district internal audit department, some of the equipment were not delivered, while other items were substandard.

Mathias Ndifuna the Kagadi district Chief Administrative officer says that if they launch had continued without following due processes of verification and others, would result into a financial loss to the district.

Ndifuna notes that once the verification is not done, the contractor will that is Win link Technologies not be paid.

In September this year, Kagadi Hospital passed shillings 24.998 million to cater for supply, delivery and installation of 16 CCTV cameras in the hospital premises and offices to curb the rampant theft cases in the hospital.

In 2019, thieves allegedly block into the Kagadi Hospital administration block and went away with over ten computers, two projectors, two power backups, and other laboratory equipment.

The latest case is the theft of the out patients’ department television set.

Therefore, the launch was postponed until the contractor delivers all the equipment and at the standard set in the purchase order.

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