School heads suspended for ‘embezzling’ funds

12Jan 2021
Correspondent
Babati
The Guardian
School heads suspended for ‘embezzling’ funds

President’s Office, Regional Administration, and Local Government deputy minister David Silinde has suspended two heads of schools in Babati Town Council, Manyara Region over misuse of funds in the construction of dormitories.

President’s Office, Regional Administration, and Local Government deputy minister David Silinde.

They are heads of Babati Day and Muktuka secondary schools.

According to him, the two officials misused the public funds by injecting exorbitant  costs contrary to the government’s building guidelines.

The deputy minister took the decision here when he visited the two schools and found that the leaders used over 80m/- each to construct the dormitories.

“The dormitories are still on roofing stage but they have already spent over 80m/-, this is a misuse of funds, the actual work seen here cannot correspond with the costs, worse still s all the construction expenses information are the same for both schools,” he said.

Silinde ordered an immediate investigation be launched to find out how the funds had been spent.

He also dissolved all construction committees of the two schools and ordered the formation of new ones as well as the appointment of new acting heads of the  two schools who will supervise the completion of the dormitories construction.

The deputy minister also directed the Babati Urban education officer to submit a letter to the ministry explaining why he should not be accountable for failing to supervise the projects thus leaving the public monies in the wrong hands.

“The Babati Urban engineer should also write an explanatory letter on why he advised constructing the dormitories at high costc contrary to the government’s guidelines,” he said. Read More...https://epaper.ippmedia.com