Kabale: Sub county chief arrested over embezzling gov't funds

Kabale: Sub county chief arrested over embezzling gov't funds
Kabale RDC

The office of Resident District Commissioner  in Kabale has confirmed that Vianey Besigomwe, the sub county chief for Mazimba has been arrested for allegedly embezzling shs25 million for sub county works.

. The sub county chief was arrested during an operation headed by RDC Godfrey Nyakahuma who was tipped by a whistleblower about the embezzlement of funds meant for among others , rehabilitation of Nyakagyera-Rwashenyire road.

According to the RDC, it was found out that roads in Mazimba sub county have not been worked on since 2020  yet government released the funds adding that when the matter was investigated,they found out that the money was embezzled.

“Vianey Besigomwe was arrested alongside his counterpart Magyezi James. Loyce Asiimwe, the former sub county chief is also to be arrested for causing a loss to government,"the RDC said.

He noted a similar case was found in Kyanamira sub county, where Nyakagyera-Rwashenyire road, as well as Kyanamira sub-county hall were never worked and this happened while   Besigomwe was the sub county chief that side.

"He is charged on accounts of financial mismanagement for Kyanamira sub-county where he was working previously.”

He further sounded a warning to all government workers to desist from such acts.

The RDC also cautioned the Kabale district public accounts committee  that in case his office finds  out that the money was cleared, the officers in charge of committee will answer accordingly.

 

 

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