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Sub County Officials Arrested for Alleged Theft of Road Funds :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Sub County Officials Arrested for Alleged Theft of Road Funds

Ssenu says that in the financial year 2022/23,they recieved the funds from Road Fund and Discretionary Development Equalisation Grant to carryout routine maintenance on the road but todate no works done .
The Police in Nakaseke have arrested a sub-county chief and cashier over the alleged theft of government funds.

The suspects have been identified as Charles Gordon Muwonge, the sub-county chief, and Joachim Sebusolo, the cashier of Kikamulo sub-county.   They are accused of stealing 35 million shillings meant for the construction of Kyasampanga- Nsanvu road estimated to be 3.5 kilometers.

They were arrested on Thursday after Kikamulo LCIII Chairperson Robert Ssenu Bogere reported the case against them to the Police.

Ssenu says that in the financial year 2022/23, the sub-county received the funds from Road Fund and Discretionary Development Equalisation Grant to carry out routine maintenance on the road but to date, no work has been done.

Ssenu adds that he petitioned District Chief Administrative Officer over the alleged theft of funds who also responded by ordering a special audit to establish the truth.

"The report was released on Thursday indicating that the two officials failed to account for funds which imply that they connived and stole the money," Ssenu said.

He added that it was established that the two officials withdrew the money between January -April 2023 but to date no work done on the road.

" We want the two to refund the funds so that the road is done and be prosecuted over theft of government funds," Ssenu said.

Gideon Byomuhangi, the Nakaseke District Police Commander says that Police responded after getting the complaint and arrested the two officials.

Byomuhangi adds that the two are being detained at Kiwoko Police Station on charges of theft and investigations into the case are still ongoing.

The suspects recorded the statement and Police received the audit report to help in the investigations.

It is reported that the two have since committed to refund the stolen funds in four monthly installments if granted a police bond.

Nakaseke Chief Administrative Officer, Sarah Nakalungi was unavailable to comment on the arrest of the staff but URN has learned she has appointed the sub-county Community Development Officer Jonathan Kugumikiriza to work as acting sub-county chief pending the conclusion of the case.

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