By George Busiinge
The construction for the Shs4 billion Office of Auditor General regional office for Bunyoro has been completed and handed over to government.
The offices are hosted at the Hoima district local government headquarters in Kasingo, Busiisi division, located two kilometers from Hoima town along Hoima - Fort Portal road.
The deputy speaker of parliament, Hon Jacob Oulanya officiated at the official opening of the magnificent structure. The completion of Bunyoro office brings that number of Auditor General regional offices to ten in the country.
In his speech, Hon Oulanya commended the office of the Auditor General for promoting transparency, accountability and value for money in the country although the corruption indices are still not where government desires them to be.
He however challenged all Ugandans to be whistleblowers by reporting corrupt officials reasoning that government is committed to improving infrastructure for better service delivery in the country.
Hon Oulanya added that government has allocated a lot of development funds in Bunyoro region such as constructing a lot of infrastructures not only for support of the oil industry in this region but also foster development in this region.
According to Auditor General Mr. John Muwanga this office has been crafted out of the Fort-Portal and Masaka region offices, It will cover the ten districts of Bunyoro like Hoima, Kiboga, Kyankwanzi, Kiryandongo, Masindi, Kabaale, Kibaale, Kakumiro, Buliisa and Kikuube district.
The Auditor General said the offices would strengthen timely audits and report making for better service delivery.
Fredrick Kakoraki, the Hoima deputy LC 5 chairman said they offered land to the office in order to enhance public accountability which is key in service delivery to the citizens.
Kakoraki appreciated partners from Germany Development Bank (Kfw) for supporting government of Uganda .
Constructed by Techno Three Uganda Limited and supervised by Arch Designs, the double storied building has facilities like a conference hall, modern washrooms, open offices, reception, ICT room, a solar back-up that can last for 10 days among others.
The contractor Techno Three Uganda Limited disclosed that the government has spent Shs4bn, which is a grant from Germany for the project.