‘PCCB investigated 17 development projects worth 9. 8 bn/- in Mwanza’

25Jan 2022
Wilhelm Mulinda
Mwanza
The Guardian
 ‘PCCB investigated 17 development projects worth 9. 8 bn/- in Mwanza’

The Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) in Mwanza region had launched investigations into 17 development projects whose implementation was found to be questionable.

The Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) in Mwanza region had inspected and monitored implementation of 17 development projects worth over 9.8bn/- in a period between October and December last year.

Among the 17 inspected and monitored projects, included construction of a water infrastructure at Mwabilanda village in Kwimba district worth 333m/-.

 Addressing journalists yesterday here, PCCB regional chief Frank Mkilanya said that other projects  were the construction of  the health centre at Bulale worth 250m/- and an Out Patients (OPD) building at Sahwa health centre in Nyamagana district worth 50m/-.

Others include rehabilitation of Gandhi Hall worth 200m/-, construction of toilets at primary schools and public areas worth approximately 3.7bn/- as well as construction and rehabilitation of roads worth 3bn/-

According to him, other projects include construction of classrooms and dormitories for students with special needs worth 2.2bn/- using the COvid-19 funds 9 worth 2.2bn/-.

“The projects have been inspected and different directives given with aims to complete them on time and they are now at the stage to be completed,” he said.

With the inspection of the projects, PCCB in the region has also made an analysis on the system of supervision of examinations given by the colleges offering certificate and diploma courses to establish as to whether procedures of examinations follow regulations by the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, he noted.

He said that PCCB also made an analysis on the Government Procurement Services Agency (GPSA) system with aims of evaluating its execution and services offered by the agency to the procuring institution.

In addition, PCCB in the area has also imparted education and reached different groups of people with anti-corruption education through seminars and public meetings.

He said that they received 70 complaints concerning corruption acts, whereby six of them their investigations have been completed and investigations are still going on for the rest 62 cases.