Human Resource Director Pins Pension Scam Suspects

President Yoweri Museveni is expected at the unity prayers between the rival Muslim factions scheduled for Friday at Old Kampala.

Four Muslim factions including the mainstream Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC), price information pills the Uganda Tablique Community, doctor Jamuiyat Daawa Salafiyya and the SPIDQA Foundation have organized unity Juma(prayers) ‘to consolidate the harmony between themselves that started early last year.’

A statement released on Tuesday by the UMSC spokesman Haji Nsereko Mutumba said the differences between the four groups have been settled.

“This particular unity Juma is aimed at consolidating the existing Muslim unity in Uganda which was realized on 20thJanuary 2015 when H.E the Mufti of Uganda Shk. Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje met the Amiir Ummah Shk. Muhammad Yunus Kamoga and Amiir Daula Shk. Sulaiman Kakeeto and they resolved to bury their past misunderstandings,” part of the statement reads.

“The unity was in respect of Allah’s commandment in the Holy Quran which says; ‘And hold firmly to the rope of God, all of you, and do not be divided. And remember the favor of Allah (God) upon you – when you were enemies and He brought your hearts together and you became, by His favor, brothers….’ Holy Quran 3:103”

The statement added that during the same unity Juma, there will be a special prayer of thanking Allah for the successes He has bestowed upon Ugandan Muslims in the past 15 years of the current UMSC administration.

Muslims will also pray for peace before, during and after the presidential and general elections that are scheduled for 18th February 2016.

The second biggest Muslim faction that sits at Kibuli is however not going to be part of the unity prayers.

Muslims in the country split into two about a decade ago over the sale of faith body lucrative properties mainly in Kampala. Later splinter groups declared separate leaderships including the Tablique community who sits at Nakasero Mosque.

The Tablique community leader, Sheikh Kamoga is also still at Luzira prisons since he was denied bail in September last year. Kamoga and eight others were charged with terrorism, murder and attempted murder of fellow Muslim clerics.
Adha Muwanga Director for Human Resource in the Ministry of Public service has testified in the case where three former officials of the same ministry are accused of embezzling Shs 88 billion for the financial years 2010-2011 and 2011-2012.

The accused are former Permanent Secretary Jimmy Lwamafa, here Principle Accountant Christopher Obey and Director Research Stephen Kunsa Kiwanuka.

While testifying at the Anti-corruption Court judge Justice Lawrence Gidudu, sickness Muwanga who took over office as in January 2013 after the interdiction of Jimmy Rwamafa revealed the Shs 88billion emitted as social contributions to NSSF in the two financial years 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 was not agreed upon in the top management budgetary meetings as required.

When asked whether she could avail court with the minutes for the top management meetings where budget was discussed for the financial year’s in question, Mrs Muwanga replied that she has never seen them.

She said, “The minutes were supposed to be taken as usual by an officer from the records keeping department but they were not taken for the reasons I cannot tell.”

When asked about her action as Human Resource Director to the officer who failed to fulfill their duties, she replied that she made recommendations for disciplinary actions to be taken.

“My role is not to discipline officers who have failed to fulfill their duties but I reprimand them and in this case I recommended for disciplinary actions against the concerned officer.”

On why she went on to sign the FY 2011-2012 Muwanga revealed that the Permanent Secretary who was supposed to carry out that duty Mr Jimmy was out office and that she did so on his behalf.

“I signed after being assured by the Principal Accountant who counter signed the information from the IFM system as a proof that he had checked it very well”

Justice Lawrence Gidudu adjourned the case to 22nd February for further hearing where Director of Banking in Bank of Uganda is the next Prosecution witness to take the stand.

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