BY VANANSIO KAKOGOSO
Police in Kabale district is investigating circumstances under which
Northern Division Treasure is accused of swindling government funds.
Godwin Asiimwe aka Brown was arrested yesterday on orders of Kabale
Municipal mayor Emmanuel Sentaro Byamugisha and Kabale district
Internal Security officer Ronald Kashaija Byenjeru.
Asiimwe was arrested after two audit reports of 2015/2016 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 indicate 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 indicate that Asiimwe paid himself allowances
for fuel totaling to 6million yet he did not have a registered vehicle
that is supposed to get division fuel.
Sentaro says that they will follow up the audit report so that the tax
payers’ money is not put to waste by selfish civil servants.
The Officer in charge criminal investigations at Kabale police station
Henry Ariyanga says that Asiimwe was arrested but he has been released
on police bond as investigations into the matter continue.
The Northern Division Chairperson Isaac Mucunguzi Rushoga says that
the arrest of Asiimwe should teach other civil servants not to swindle
public money or they face the law.