Court heard that in June 2013, while employed as Senior Assistant Town Clerk for Katwe - Butego Division in Masaka Municipal Council, Ddamba fraudulently disposed of Division land at Mutuba Musisi Garden in Masaka along Kampala Road.
Joel Ddamba a Principal Township Officer from Kalungu District in the middle at the Anti Corruption Court.
Court has remanded Joel Ddamba, a Principal Township Officer from Kalungu
District to Kitalya government prison in connection to the loss of 150 million
Shillings. He appeared on Tuesday morning before the Anti-Corruption Court
Grade One Magistrate, Moses Nabende where he was charged with loss of public
property, abuse of office and conspiracy to defraud the government.
Court heard that in
June 2013, while employed as Senior Assistant Town Clerk for Katwe - Butego
Division in Masaka Municipal Council, Ddamba fraudulently disposed of Division
land at Mutuba Musisi Garden in Masaka along Kampala Road. Prosecution told
court that Ddamba conspired with businessman Moses Kallisa to buy the said land
and register it his names without the consent and approval of the division and
Court also heard
that Ddamba abused his office when he arbitrary sold government land
without approval of the authorities in breach of Public Procurement laws and
guidelines. Ddamba pleaded not guilty to
three charges. However, the suspect couldn’t apply for bail since he neither
had sureties or lawyers to help him. The State Attorney, Phillip Munaba asked
court to set a date for hearing the matter, saying investigations are complete.
Nabende remanded Ddamba
to Kitalya prison until October 29th when he will return for the
mention of his case and advice on the date of his trial before Albert Asiimwe
who is currently on leave. Ddamba’s co-accused Moses Kallisa appeared before
the same court and was released on bail. Munira Ali, the Spokesperson of
the Inspectorate of Government told URN on Monday that Ddamba has been at large
for five months.