Senior police officers at SACCO officers have intimated to Uganda Radio Network –URN that the new undersecretary, Aggrey Wunyi, has cleared part of the debt. This, according to source, has been achieved after Omoding hired Allied CPA that has helped to reconstruct documents regarding the food debt.
Senior police officers during the Sacco AGM
The leadership of police force through the undersecretary,
Aggrey Wunyi, has finally paid over 1.3billion shillings as part of the money owed to police
officers’ SACCO canteen.
Police officers’ Savings and Credit Cooperation commonly
known as Exodus SACCO has been demanding more than 3 billion shillings accrued
through food served to directors, commissioners and other police personnel
serving in various directorates.
It was reported that during the reign of former
manager, Dickens Kamugisha, some senior and junior police officers often
enjoyed breakfast and lunch on credit something that left the canteen
struggling to survive.
The then undersecretary, Rogers Muheirwe, asked
Kamugisha to present proof that the officers had eaten the foot on credit but
he had no document. It was until the entire SACCO leadership was dropped
and replaced with Senior Commissioner of Police Wilson Omoding and other
Senior police officers at SACCO offices have
intimated to Uganda Radio Network –URN that the new undersecretary, Aggrey
Wunyi, has cleared part of the debt. This, according to source, has been
achieved after Omoding hired Allied CPA that has helped to reconstruct documents
regarding the food debt.
“That money had been there but the SACCO manager
(Kamugisha) did not have any document to explain the period the food had been
served to police officers. There was no record of how the 3 billion debt had
accumulated. But our new chairman (Omoding) hired Allied CPA and they
reconstructed the documents. That is why we have been able to receive part of
the debt,” said a senior police officer.
In most of the annual reports, Kamugisha often reported
losses made by the Exodus Canteen. For instance, in his 2019 report, Kamugisha
indicated that the Canteen had made a loss of over 73 million shillings.
Among his first acts, Omoding tasked Kamugisha to
present all documents regarding the finances of Exodus Canteen and Exodus
SACCO. However, Kamugisha failed to present the documents. He was subsequently
arrested and charged in court.
Nevertheless, Omoding in his latest report indicates
that he has changed the financial misfortunes of Exodus Canteen from 73 million
losses as of 2019 to over 500 million shilling as per December 31, 2020.
“We have moved away from a loss of 73million
Shillings suffered in 2019 to realising a profit of 750 million Shillings in
2020,” said Omoding.
Eddy Ssekanjako, the SACCO treasurer, says the SACCO
disbursed 9.2 billion shillings to 1,899 members. He adds that share
capital has grown from 5.28 billion shillings to 5.98 billion shillings translating
into a 13.7 percent rise.
Senior Staff Reporter
Joseph Kato is currently a Master's candidate at Makerere University. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Kampala International University, a Diploma in Journalism and he's also a graduate in Guidance and Counseling.