By Weswa Ronnie
The LCV chairperson of Bududa district has disagreed with the outgoing Resident District Commissioner (RDC) who alleged that there were 3 ghost schools and over 40 ghost teachers in the district.
Milton Kamoti Wasungui was responding to events that saw Emi Mitala, the outgoing RDC ordering for the arrest of Betty Khaintsa, the Bududa District Education Officer two weeks ago. She was later released on police bond.
The alleged ghost schools are Tunwatsi primary school located at Budesi Sub County, Namitsa primary school at Budesi Sub County and Bumaraha primary school in Bumwalukani Sub County.
The RDC accused the DEO for conniving with other district officials to create ghost schools and teachers to make the government lose.
However, while speaking to our reporter in an exclusive interview today, 16th November, 2022 at his office, Kamoti says those schools were closed by government due to the landslides which hit those areas in 2010 and teachers from there were transferred to other schools.
He revealed that the DEO only made a mistake of transferring payment codes of those teachers and deleting names of those schools in the system.
Wasunguyi also says that no ghost teachers and schools were created in the district as alleged by the RDC but it was just a mistake and neither has any money been allocated to those schools.