Crime & Investigation

Kabale Town Clerk In Shs 60m Scandal

website geneva; font-size: small;”>According to a letter from Dr. Pius Ruhemurana’s office, physician the Mayor Kabale Municipal Council, dated 16th October 2013 and addressed to the Town Clerk, Kabale Municipal Council had Shs 65m of road refund money on the road account.

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“The council had planned to use the money to repair Ngorogoza road and tarmac roads in Makanga hill but at the close of the financial year, only five million was on the road account and none of the roads were worked on,” the letter states.

It is also alleged that in the first quarter of this financial year, Kabale Municipal Council received Shs 150m which was deposited on general fund account but a few days later, Shs 130m was transferred to works account while Shs 113m was also withdrawn and paid for works on the new council offices under construction.

Dr. Pius Ruhemurana expressed concerns that the works accounts were all drained and road works in the first quarter of the financial year cannot be worked on.

“As the chief accounting officer, the Town Clerk’s unconditional channeling of money to unconditional projects is illegal and undermines government programmes and denies tax payers services and development,” Dr. Ruhemurana told ChimpCorps, in an exclusive interview.

Meanwhile, the Kabale Municipal Council Speaker, Mr. Muhanguzi Richard, adjourned the Tuesday’s council session after the Town Clerk who was asked to appear before the house to present a report on the ongoing projects scandals, failed to appear before the angry councilors.

However, the deputy Town Clerk, Mr. Ntengyerize Reuben, who represented the Town Clerk, told the angry councilors that he was not informed in time and could not contribute anything.

This has prompted the Councilors to propose that the meeting be adjourned until 20th November 2013 so that the Town Clerk is informed and can be able to reply to the Kabale Municipal Council in writing within seven days.

This is not the first time Augustine Bujara is cited in a criminal act.

He was once before implicated in the illegal sell of more than 200 trees belonging to Kabale Municipality to a local businessman only identified as Richard near the Bank of Uganda currency center at Makanga hill.

The deal came to limelight after Robert started cutting down the trees, which drew the attention of Kabale municipal councilors as this has one done.


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