IGG Clears Basajjabalabala to Rent M7’s Abandoned Youth Center

The Office of the Inspectorate General of Government (IGG) has cleared Kabarole district’s decision to rent out the Youth Information Center at Nyabukara Boma to Kampala International University (KIU).

This in effect ends a battle that had persisted between a section of councilors and the district chairperson who they were accusing of selling it off.

In January 2015 President Yoweri Museveni commissioned the Kabarole Youth and Information Center but since then the building had not been put to use as government failed to equip it, help prompting council in April 2016 to pass a resolution to rent it out to KIU.

But weeks after passing the council resolution, Councilors Joseph Mashuhuko and Stella Kemigabo took to airwaves with claims that the district chairperson Richard Rwabuhinga had sold off the structure.

This required the intervention of the office of the IGG to investigate the corruption scam.

In a letter dated 3rd January, 2017 signed by Nicholas Kajura addressed to Robert Alinatwe the Publicity Secretary Kabarole District Youth council and Copied to Director IGG regional offices Kampala, investigations were carried out and findings indicated that Kabarole district followed the rightful procedures thus clearing it to rent out the building to KIU.

The letter states that after president Museveni commissioned the shs250million building, it remained abandoned, prompting the district to rent it out to KIU that had showed interest at shs1.5m per month.

It also indicates that a government valuer was engaged to establish the monthly rent for the centre; and zeroed on Shs 1.5m.


According to the IGG, Kabarole considered to utilize the raised money to equip the centre when the contract expires. In addition, KIU boss Hassan Basajjabalaba would train the Kabarole youths in computer skills and health services; erect a permanent perimeter wall and extend piped water to the facility.

Chief Administrative Officer CAO Kabarole Dunstan Balaba confirms KIU has already deposited shs36million in rent on the district Youth Fixed Bank Account.

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