MP Kankunda on tension over fundraising money for Maternity Ward 

MP Kankunda on tension over fundraising money for Maternity Ward 

Amos Tayebwa
Mbarara
A group of Residents / Stakeholders from Rwampara District have ganged up against MP Amos Kankunda, the area Member of Parliament for Rwampara County over the missing millions of Money that were collected through fundraising. This money was meant for the construction of a maternity ward at Kinon Health Center IV.
MP Kankunda is accused of failure to release the money that was raised on a fundraising function by the residents and the District Leaders from Rwampara District, Members of parliament and other Well wishers.
Some of the councilors presenting during the meeting
Last week during a council meeting, a group of councillors from Rwampara District raised a concern as they demanded for the money that was collected from the fundraising function which was meant to support the construction of some facilities at Kinoni Health Center IV.  These Councilors tasked their District LC5 Chairman to bring on board MP Kankunda to come and explain to the Public why he has refused to release the money that was given to him.
In July 2021, there was a mega fundraising function that was held at Kinoni Girls SS, Kinoni TC in Rwampara District with a purpose of raising funds in support of constructing a General Ward and a Maternity ward mainly at Kinoni Health Center IV. This function was organised by the area Member of Parliament Amos Kankunda in collaboration with the District Leadership.
Jothum Mwesigwa Speaker Rwampara
According to sources, it is alleged that about 87M was raised from the fundraising. It is also alleged that MP Kankunda received about 10,0000$ from a certain Organisation which he has not released to do its intended work at the facility.
During a council Meeting, Jothum Mwesigwa, the Speaker Rwampara District mentioned that as Council, they have summoned  MP Kankunda in their Council meetings about three times to tell or explain to the public about the money he collected from them but he couldn’t turn up.
“Our MP of Rwampara County Amos Kankunda collected money from us and our people, we don’t even know the actual figure of how much he collected but it’s a lot of money and he has not released it to do its mandated work. The construction of the maternity ward at Kinoni Health Center IV has already commenced. The construction is being done by the Government money that we passed in our  council as  supplementary budget of 670M.  Kankunda must know that money that was raised from the fundraising function was people’s money . We shall not beg Kankunda to bring this money, as District we shall try to solicit funds and ensure that the construction of our Health Centre Maternity Ward and the General ward are completed. But he will give accountability on how such public money was used” said Mwesigwa, the Speaker Rwampara District.

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