The Kisoro district Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Ismail Onzu Musa has castigated the Kisoro District Health Officer (DHO) for failing to account for funds in his department.
According to Onzu, Kisoro DHO Dr. Steven Nsabiyumva continues to contradict himself and has failed to maintain his stance about financial matters in his department.
“My DHO has continuously been inconsistent in declaring what is available and what we actually have. I cannot understand why he is contradicting us, Onzu explained
The comments were made during council meeting held earlier this week.
Onzu noted that so many mid wives and enrolled midwives have left Kisoro district and moved to Rubanda and Rwampara districts because of financial challenges in the health department
“On the payroll, we know all those who have left. DHO you recall you told our nurses that our staffing is 120% but when you say, the office of the CAO is using Health wage to pay education staff, then that is a major distortion”, Onzu angrily exclaimed
The comments come on the backdrop of a suppressed Nurses strike in the district last Friday over delayed payment of lunch allowances for July and August.
Onzu further noted that he is prepared to travel to Public Service Ministry and Ministry of Finance to request for a supplementary wage because of a 1.4 billion deficit in the health department.
“Education primary has a surplus of 120 million, Education Secondary has a deficit of 38 million, health has a deficit of 1.4 billion therefore I cannot shoot my own foot, DHO needs to streamline his department,” Onzu warned
Kisoro district Speaker Amos Hakizimana commended the Kisoro CAO for his zealous efforts to avert nurses from striking which could negatively affect the fight against COVID -19 in the district.