Butebo Chief Finance Officer arrested for swallowing Ugx1b cash

Date:

Share post:

The Chief Finance Officer of Butebo District has been arrested in connection with the Ugx1b Scandal.

The suspect identified as Simon Kowa Mutekanga is alleged  to have mismanaged the funds over a period of time.

He was picked up on Friday by the State House Anti-Corruption Unit in liaison with the police and other security agencies.

The funds were meant for the implementation of various projects and programs within different departments in the District.

A source in the district revealed that the funds were to fund some activities, including capitation grants, piggery, poultry, and construction projects in various schools.

Mutekanga Kowa is also alleged to have sanctioned the disbursement of funds to a ghost secondary school called Kanginima Secondary School.

The unit has deepened investigations to ascertain other corruption activities within the district.

 

 

Related articles

Uganda, Egypt working on harnessing bilateral relations under the Nile Basin Initiative

In a bid to harness bilateral relations between Uganda and Egypt, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Gen....

Uganda’s Removal from FATF Grey List Opens Doors to Global Markets and Credit – Finance Minister

The Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Matia Kasaija has said that Uganda will have unrestricted access...

FDC Katonga Carries out Membership Audit, numbers Appalling

The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) recently conducted a membership audit, and the results have left the party...

Why FDC Katonga Faction Is Opting for a New Party Other Than Joining NUP

The split of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) into the Katonga and Najjanankumbi factions has sparked a...