Mwesigye says the then Nyakayonjo Division was allocated 26 million shillings for 22 groups under the DDEG program. He adds that during the investigations it was discovered that out of the 22 groups registered only 4 groups were genuine.
Mbarara is holding two Mbarara city officials on allegations of embezzlement of
Discretionary Development Equalisation Grant -DDEG Funds.
were released in September 2020 during the 2020/21 financial year.
The two were
arrested on Wednesday on the orders of the Mbarara City Resident Commissioner
Henry Mushabe who was the Senior Assistant Town Clerk of Nyakayojo Division, and at
the time of arrest Mushabe has been acting as the senior Community Development Officer -CDO Mbarara City; and Winfred Komuhangi who was the Community Development officer and is now
the CDO Mbarara City South Division.
Mwesigye the Resident City Commissioner Mbarara City says the then Nyakayonjo
division was given 26 million shillings to benefit 22 groups under the
Discretionary Development Equalisation Grant -DDEG.
however, the money was not given to the 22 groups that were documented and
presented for accountability noting that during the investigations it was discovered that out of the 22 groups
registered only 4 groups were in existence and the others were faked.
“there is money…
…money to themselves.”//
He says the
18 others groups were registered by the then division workers like the front
desk secretaries, cleaners among others.
“so only to…
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contacted, Deputy Town Clerk Mbarara City Richard Mugisha says his office has
not been notified about the development noting that they are just getting the
information as a rumour.
“officially our office…
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Kasasira, Rwizi region Police Spokesperson confirmed the arrest of the two and
other officials whose details are still concealed so as not to jeopardize
“Yes we have
some former Nyakayojo Division workers but I cannot give you details now as we
are still investigating some of them”.
groups that RDC Mwesigye says were faked include Rukindo Youth Goat Rearing
Group, Katojo Women Association, Rukindo tweyombekye, Kibaya United for
development, which received 1.5 Million shillings among others.