Auditor: County paid Sh10m for equipment not delivered
SEE ALSO :How Parliament can check Auditor GeneralPaid in full The report says however that the agreement between the county government and the firm did not indicate the specific digital equipment that were to be supplied. When auditors visited Amukura Health Centre, they found out that the equipment were yet to be delivered but the firm had been paid in full. “In addition the department had not conducted a feasibility study on the viability and sustainability of the digital health project before it was initiated,” reads the report. The same department also paid a local construction company Sh53 million to build an Accident and Emergency unit at the Busia Referral Hospital.
SEE ALSO :Auditor General wants Ifmis splitThe audit report reveals that the contract was to be executed within one year from June 2014 to June 2015. However, to date the unit has not been completed. “No evidence has been presented by the management to indicate that the project period was extended. In addition, progress report to confirm that the execution of the project was supervised by relevant department was not provided for verification,” reads the report. The project, which stalled at 70 per cent as per the report, has since been awarded to another contractor to the tune of more than Sh40 million. The same department paid a construction company Sh31 million out of the Sh44 million that had been set aside for the construction of a Maternity and New Born Unit at the referral hospital.
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