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RCC Driver, Two others Held Over Fuel Theft

A driver attached to Reynolds Construction Company contracted to work on the Mbarara-Kabale â€"Katuna road has been arrested alongside two other suspects in connection with theft of fuel. Moses Kamuhangyire (35) a driver and resident of Kagarama Ntungamo district.
A driver attached to Reynolds Construction Company contracted to work on the Mbarara-Kabale –Katuna road has been arrested alongside two other suspects in connection with theft of fuel.

 

Moses Kamuhangyire (35) a driver and resident of Kagarama Ntungamo district.

 

Others in include Loyce Musabimana Loyce (28) a Rwandan national and resident of Mayengo cell Katuna town council and Allen Asiimwe (34) a business woman of Mayengo cell Katuna town council Kabale district.

 

The three were on December 09, 2014 at around 5:00pm at Mayengo cell Katuna town council allegedly found siphoning fuel from an RCC truck Registration number  UAK470Z driven by Moses Kamuhangyire and on realizing that police had noticed them, they tried to escape but were arrested with 50 liters of fuel.

 

Kigezi regional Police spokesperson Elly Maate told Uganda radio network that the Police is investigating the matter as the suspects are being held at Kabale Police station.

 

Maate says that it is unfortunate that the workers of RCC are continuously conniving with thieves to sabotage the ongoing road construction project.

 

Maate says that the Operations against theft of road construction materials will continue until people this sort of theft ends.

 

Sources within Reynolds Construction Company-RCC, the firm contracted for the works confirm that at least 2,000 liters of fuel and other construction materials like cement and iron bars are stolen daily.

The sources explain that the theft is planned internally in the company's camp and escalated by laxity in security.

 

However the security personnel In Kabale  District  blame Reynolds Construction Company for refusing to cooperate with security to combat theft of fuel and other construction materials which include high quality cement and iron bars.

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