Crime & Investigation

Kabale Municipal Treasurer Arrested Over Shs. 57M

Godwin Asiimwe, buy information pills the Northern Division treasurer in Kabale Municipality has been arrested by police in Kabale over alleged fraud of division funds amounting to 57 million shillings.

Asiimwe was arrested on Wednesday on orders of Kabale Municipal Mayor Emmanuel Sentaro Byamugisha and Kabale district Internal Security officer Ronald Kashaija Byenjeru.

This followed two audit reports of 2015/2016 which pinned him that he paid himself 26million shillings for monitoring projects and other activities that never existed.

He is also accused of diverting Community Demand Driven (CDD) funds totaling to 18million that were intended to benefit women and youth groups in Northern division.

The report also indicated that Northern Division sponsored Asiimwe with 7.7million shillings in 2015 to go for diploma course at Uganda Management Institute which he did not do. It indicates that he forged the transcript to account for the money.

The audit report also shows that Asiimwe paid himself allowances for fuel totaling to 6million yet he did not have a registered vehicle.

Byamugisha says that they will follow up the audit report so that the tax payers’ money is not put to waste by selfish civil servants.

Henry Ariyanga the Officer in charge criminal intelligence   investigations (CIID) at Kabale police says police has commenced investigations into the matter


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