By Aggrey Twesigye
Mbarara regional blood bank recruitment officer has been arrested for defrauding government of UGX 42.3 million shilling.
Emmanuel Mugarura was arrested yesterday from his office in Rwebikoona Mbarara city by the inspectorate of government, Mbarara branch.
He is accused of forging an appointment letter and fraudulently earning salary on government payroll as a secondary school teacher between Feb. 2007-June 2014
According to Fredrick Oketcho Head of South Western Uganda Inspectorate of Government, Mugarura is expected to appear before anti-corruption court in Kololo to answer corruption charges.
Cases of corruption and other related charges have been common in south western Uganda since this year started.
In February, Nakityo Joanita who is the current chief administrative officer-CAO of Buliisa District , Byaruhanga Andrew the Chief Finance Officer Ntungamo district and Ashaba Julius the information technology officer of Ntungamo district were arrested for embezzling 93 million shillings.
In March, two other Ntungamo district officials; the principal of Ihunga Polytechnic Institute in Ntungamo Dannie Kasaza Turyashemererwa, and the Ntungamo district engineer Prosper Butubura were arrested for stealing government funds.
Ezra Nimusiima the senior finance officer at Igorora town was council Ibanda district was in March also charged with embezzlement of ugx 28,976,300 which he received in form of local revenue while working in the same position in 2018/19 at Ishongororo town council but didn’t bank it.
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