By Deo Okoodi
The Sanga town council mayor in Kiruhura district; Mr.Safari Mugyenyi is on
spot for allegedly having influenced technocrats to award him a tender
of supplying goats to youth in his area of Jurisdiction under youth
The ministry of Gender, Labour and social Development in 2015 under
Youth livelihood program released over 10 million shillings to
Rwensheko Youth Tukwatanise group to enable them start livelihood
projects and create employment besides increasing their income.
However the Mugyenyi in connivance with sub county chief; Peter Acwamu
flouted the community procurement principles and resolved to procure
72 goats at a cost of Ug.sh.150.000- although they were different in
size and age.
Their action irked Gender, Labour and Social Development Minister
Janat Mukwaya who ordered for the refund of the money from the Mayor
and the Sub county chief.
Mukwaya discovered the anomaly during the monitoring and evaluation
exercise of youth livelihood projects and those of Uganda women
entrepreneurship program in the district.
When contacted for comment, mayor Mugyenyi denied having
supplied goats to any youth group adding that he even does not rear
goats at his farm. He said such allegations are meant to tint his
image politically, thus challenging the ministry to produce evidence against him.