Rubanda Deputy Speaker Arrested In Emyooga Scandal

Written by on August 24, 2021

The deputy speaker of Rubanda District, Pierre Mbabazi Nyetegyereize and two others are in trouble for alleged mismanagement of funds meant for the Kabale journalists Emyooga Sacco. Mbabazi, who doubles as the Hamurwa Sub county LC V councillor was arrested on Monday for fraudulently acquiring a loan of Shillings 1.2 million from the journalist’s Sacco yet he is not a journalist.

He was arrested together with Moses Henry Tahoreraho, the Executive Director of Western Media Wards and Bright Manure, the Treasurer of Kabale Municipality Journalist’s Emyooga Sacco. Kabale Resident District Commissioner, Darius Nandinda ordered the trio’s arrest for their involvement in the alleged mismanagement of Shillings 36 million dispatched to the journalist’s by the government as start-up capital.

It all started after Kabale District Commercial Officer, Erasmus Natuhamya presented an audit report indicating the gross mismanagement of Kabale journalists Emyooga Sacco. He revealed that there was no clear record of money used since the Sacco did not have cashbooks, payment vouchers and receipt books.

He also noted that the Sacco chairperson, Tahoreraho had usurped all powers of the Annual General Meeting, the Board the Executive, Vetting and Supervisory Committees. Natuhamya also revealed that Tahoreraho used his position to recruit none journalists into the Sacco as well as disbursing loans to the members without making any consultation.

He guided that the Sacco members elect another board as soon as possible following the arrest of Tahoreraho and the treasurer.

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