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Bugweri DEO Under Investigations for Mismanaging Funds

The funds comprise of 16 million Shillings meant for capacity building of school management committees, 17 million Shillings for monitoring of the UNICEF program, and the 3.2 million Shillings allocated to monitoring of the 2019 primary leaving exams.
George Tigawarana, Bugweri District Education Officer, file photo.

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Police in Bugweri District is investigating the Bugweri district education officer, George Tigawarana for allegedly mismanaging funds.

The funds include16 million Shillings meant for capacity building of school management committees, 17 million Shillings for monitoring the UNICEF program, and the 3.2 million Shillings allocated to monitoring of the 2019 Primary Leaving Exams.

Busoga East Police Spokesperson, James Mubi says that Tigawarana was arrested on Tuesday but later released on Tuesday on police bond.

Mubi adds that Tigawarana’s arrest resulted from several whistle-blowers who alerted the Bugweri Resident District Commissioner, Eva Kwesiga, on the financial embezzlement orchestrated in the education department.

Kwesiga says that the matter was investigated further and Tigawarana was tasked to present vouchers explaining his expenditures.

“The matter was handed over to police and Tigawarana neither failed to present vouchers nor explain how the funds were disbursed,” he says.

However, Tigawarana told journalists that, he didn’t request for all the funds. He however refused to divulge more details.

“I am the overall overseer of the education department in the district, but at the same time work with subordinates and some of them should be the ones accounting for the missing funds as they are the immediate supervisors of such projects,” he says.

However, the Chief Administrative Officer, Jonathan Mukose says that he is in possession of forms confirming how Tigawarana requested for all the funds.

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