On June 11, 2022, The Chairman LCV of Bukwo District penned a scathing letter to Local Government Minister Hon Raphael Magyezi decrying the conduct of the acting CAO Charles Ogwang.
Meaning Mr Ogwang had replaced Swaibu Bala who was also working in acting capacity.
A month later, Ogwang was shot at along Kampala- Gulu highway and his car burnt to ashes.
Ogwang died at Bombo Military Hospital a few hours after the attack last Saturday.
Police has since arrested 4 people including the deceased’s driver who was not with him at the time of the attack.
Further, Police has said the assailants recorded the shooting as proof, which indicates that they were hired.
As authorities broaden their investigations, this website has landed on a strong worded letter written by the political head of Bukwo district Moses Julius Chelimo.
Mr Chelimo told Minister Magyezi that Ogwang had become insubordinate, worked with land grabbers and also doctored minutes of the meetings which he never attended.
“His being in office has become very irregular of late and even if since he assumed duty he has not written a note informing my office about his movement yet I am his immediate supervisor and when I call him to inquire about his whereabouts for official duty,” part of the letter reads.
And indeed at the time of his death, Ogwang, according to Police CCTV footage had made a number of movements and stop overs in Kampala and on Gulu highway.
Below we produce Chelimo’s unedited letter:
REPORT ON THE BEHAVIOR OF MY ACTING CAO OGWANG CHARLES.
Minister receive greetings from Bukwo District local government in Jesus name.
Thanks for the good work you are doing to my people of Uganda.
Sir, I would like to appreciate you for the support you gave us early this year as far as fighting corruption is concerned.
Mr. Swaibu Bala. the then acting CAO was replaced by Mr. Ogwang Charles as Ag. CAO Bukwo district.
We thought things would change as he used a Jesus approach but later turned to be the follower of Lucifer to the level than he became more worse than delivering services.
His being in office has become very irregular of late and even if since he assumed duty he has not written a note informing my office about his movement yet I am his immediate supervisor and when I call him to inquire about his whereabouts for official duty.
He either becomes arrogant or constantly deceives. He only speaks in when I tun out for official duties and that is what he targets.
He has severally failed to instruct some of the technical people to contact a joined monitoring of projects to assess the progress ahead of closing the financial year especially in health and education.
Lifting of interdictions without following procedure.
Witchand of my opponents instead of treating each employee especially, he has worked with human resource officers to chope salaries of my relative month without justifiable cause. He failed to discipline or caution errant officers even if there are many grounds.
He declares positions to DSC without council and DEC minutes.
Solves issues raised by lower local government himself yet the issues are addressed to my office hence need to involve all the DEC members against section 17(e) of local government act Cup 243.
Send names of some of the statutory bodies to line ministries with forged DEC minutes/edited DEC minutes contradicting section 17(d) of the LGA cap 243.
Organizing handover of the district project in the district without involving DEC or line minister for that department hence making lives of executive very difficult.
Buying of the councilors to defend them in council especially the focal ones.
He has involved himself in politics to fail my government instead of delivering services.
Declaring positions without DEC minutes.
He is doing all the contracts with the technical people hence contradicting PPDA reguIations.
He uses the secretary district service commission to fix his interest on the suspicion of exchange of money for jobs.
His assumption of office has made much of the local government land to be grabbed. He connived with land grabbers. When called upon does not take action yet he is the custodian of the property at the district.
Including failure to discipline Dr. Barteka who has grabbed health centre land adjacent to the district headquarters and fenced it off.
Doctoring of DEC minutes to suit his interests. We have come as DEC to resolve the he signs all the pages in the DEC minutes.
I can’t narrate everything but my prayers are:
PS Local government should send Bukwo a good CAO not to punish us by replacing a bad CAO with a worsed.
I don’t remember what Bukwo has done to PS local government to always sen us CAO, whose interest is to make money go back to the treasury.
NB: The district executive members and my office will lay down tools until a new good CAO is posted who will help us in delivering
CHELIMO JULIUS MOSES
CHAIRPERSON LC BUKWO