The Police has questioned Isaac Kyaligonza, the head of the procurement and disposal unit in the education ministry, over contracts under a World Bank project that are suspected to have been irregularly awarded.
Kyaligonza was questioned by detectives at the Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Directorate over the Uganda Post-Primary Education and Training (UPET) project in the ministry, funded by the World Bank.
Sources said Kyaligonza, accompanied by his lawyer, David Paul Abigaba, was questioned in connection to four construction contracts in the districts of Bundibugyo, Semiliki, Kasese and Mitooma worth sh900m.
Construction of science laboratories, VIP latrines, and classrooms in the districts was meant to be completed in the financial year 2010/2011, but detectives said the work was abandoned.
Kyaligonza, who is said to have recorded a statement with the Police, was also asked to give information about four firms, some of which are suspected to belong to ministry officials, which were awarded contracts to train teams from 222 schools.
"Sometimes, the ministry officials did the training with little input from other people," a source alleged.