OMACAN discontinues partnership with Foundation of Hope (FOHO) after discovering financial irregularities in the construction of the Donna Watkinson School of Hope. Allegations of fraud and deceptions regarding the use of funds OMACAN transferred to support FOHO operations for six months in 2017.
OMACAN severs all ties and financial support for all projects in Uganda that were managed or operated by the executive director of the Foundation of Hope, Mr. Mukasa Epafuladito, and his child protection officer, Mr. Bwowe Damiano. Both were suspected of deception and fraud in financial matters as well as physical/psychological abuse of children in their care at their street children’s hostel. OMACAN will do a very thorough and careful investigation and audit funds and uses throughout 2015, 2016, and 2017. If needed, OMACAN will pursue full legal recourse.
UPDATE: June 2018
FOHO Street Children’s Shelter has been deemed illegal by the Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development. A close order demanding closure by June 30, 2018, has been issued. Read more here.