Ps Kashaka Sacked Over Shs5bn LCI Bikes Scandal


Government has today revealed in a statement that Muhanguzi Kashaka is henceforth sacked for his complicity in the saga.

Aitel, health an Indian-owned firm received shs5bn to supply thousands of bicycles only to realise later that the company never existed! Police detectives are now hunting for the owner of the firm.

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“Cabinet received the report of the Parliamentary Committee on Public Service and Local Government concerning the Procurement of bicycles for Local Councils by the Ministry of Local Government, sickness ” says Government publicist Mary Karooro Okurut.

“The report indicated that Government should recover the money which was paid for the bicycles, which bicycles were never delivered by the supplier as per the terms of the contract, “she said.

“The Attorney General has been directed to take the necessary steps to operationalise this directive. That Government should use its machinery to investigate the matter and establish the criminal liability or lack of it, of all the people involved in the procurement process of the bicycles,” Karooro adds.

“The Permanent Secretary, John Kashaka – Muhanguzi, the Principal Accountant Mr. Henry Bamutura and the Principal Internal Auditor, Ms. Helen Owech who had acknowledged receipt of the bicycles and authorized the bank to pay the supplier should be interdicted with immediate effect,” she stressed.

“Government would like to re-assure the Local Council Leaders and the entire public that Government will leave no stone unturned to recover the money and will ultimately supply the bicycles as pledged,” Okurut concluded.


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