Kibaale District Engineer Interdicted Over Misconduct

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The Kibaale district engineer, Gordon Twesiime has been interdicted due to misconduct and misuse of fuel meant for departmental activities.

The Kibaale district engineer, Gordon Twesiime has been interdicted due to misconduct and misuse of fuel meant for departmental activities.

In a letter dated 14th Nov 2016 written by John Nyakuhuma, the chief administrative officer Kibaale, the interdiction took immediate effect.

Twesiime has been ordered to handover office to Ssali Lukwago, the assistant district  engineer.

In the letter seen by URN, the chief Administrative officer notes with concern that the engineer's actions tantamount to misconduct as provided for under section (F-S) sub section 2 of the Uganda public service standing orders 2010.  

It has also been alleged that Twesiime misused fuel meant for official activities that include road monitoring. But the amount of fuel he allegedly misused has not been disclosed in the interdiction letter.
Nyakahuma, for purposes of fair hearing, gave Twesiime 14 days from the date of the letter to defend himself in writing on all the allegations stated against him.

While on interdiction Twesiime will receive half salary and after investigations if he is found innocent, all his salary that will be withheld shall be paid to him.  

Twesiime has been ordered not to frequent the office or leave Uganda without permission of the responsible officer.

Part of the letter also states that in the month of October police in Kibaale arrested Twesiime on allegations of stealing the construction materials worth unspecified millions of money at the Kabuhuna Bridge.

He was also accused of stealing district containers. Twesiime was arrested on orders of Samuel Kisembo, the Kibaale Resident District Commissioner. But was later released on Police bond.

The UGX4 billion bridge project which was pledged by President Yoweri Museven is a major link between Kakumiro and Kibaale districts at river Nguse.

Its construction started in 2014 and was contracted by Consolidated construction company.
The works on the bridge were expected to end in early 2016; however the project stalled due to poor financing from the government. Efforts to get a comment from the embattled engineer was futile as his known telephone number was switched off.