By Wilber Muhwezi Kasibante
Bushenyi –Ishaka municipal Engineer;Deus Baingana has just now been arrested and forwarded to Bushenyi police station to explain how he spent ug.sh.336m meant for roads.
The arrest came after the area residents demonstrated against the poor roads in the municipality.
The residents led by Apollo Kakonge of Western Ankole civil society Forum, Umar Muhanguzi, Pison Mugizi and Mackay Twijukye intercepted him at his office and followed him up to the district headquarters where he was arrested.
The Bushenyi Resident District commissioner;Peter Muisha convened the meeting with the demonstrators, Mayor Jackson Kamugasha and town clerk Kiwanuka.
After a one hour meeting, the RDC Mugisha ordered the DPC ASP Lutalo to officially arrest Eng.Deus Baingana and take him to police for interrogation.
RDC Mugisha also called upon the demonstration leaders to go to police and make statements against the Engineer.
Kamugasha says ug.sh.36m was meant for graveling 3kms on Liberation –Nyamiko road and more ug.sh.36m for Ruhandagazi-Kakanju road whereas ug.sh.12m was allocated for renovating 1km on Basajja-Buramba road.
The balance was meant for completing tarmac road to state Lodge in Bushenyi town and Basajja-Rwemirokora road in Ishaka town.
The money in question was received in first and second quarters in 2017-2018 financial year.
Eng.Baingana has since failed to account for the money despite several requests by the municipal council.
Source: www.mknewslink.com; a western Uganda news website.