SEVEN SOLAR PANELS STOLEN FROM KIHUNGYA H/C III, IN-CHARGE, ASKARI TO RECORD STATEMENT AT POLICE OVER THEFT
BY INNOCENT ATUGANYIRA
Many times people have castigated government for failing to provide appropriate lights in health centers to help deliver mothers or treat the sick at night, especially in areas off the grid.
On Sunday morning, residents of Kihungya Sub County in Buliisa District were left in shock after finding seven solar panels at Kihungya Health III facility stolen by yet to be identified people.
The seven solar panels were donated by the government of Uganda to boost the health services at the health facility more especially during the night hours, to the dismay, the solar panels have been stolen by the unknown people.
Kenneth Tumusiime the sub county chairperson confirms the incident, and says that he had got a call from the in charge who had not reached the scene yet.
Tumusiime says that he got a copy of the askari who resigned last three days before the disappearance of the solar panels. “It’s unfortunate act, but I’ll convene a meeting to find an immediate solution for the health centre,” he assured.
After getting the rounds on social media over the theft of the solar panels, Longino Bahebwa the Resident District Commissioner – RDC Buliisa says up now he hasn’t received any information regarding the theft of solar panels.
He says since the government recruited the askaris to every health center and unit, the investigation should begin with the facility askari together with the in charge.
“Please police I want to get the report that the responsible officers are in your hands and have recorded the statement if not we are going to take action immediately,” he notes.
Bahebwa adds if the CID Kihungya Police Post fails to get them, he will immediately involve the Inspector General of Government (IGG), and thieves will be brought to book.