By Okoodi Deo
Minister of Gender Labour and social Janat Mukwaya has ordered for the arrest of Ntungamo district councillor for grabbing over 12 million shillings from a youth group.
Muhumuza Denis Savimbi the councillor for Itojo Sub County in Ruhama County reportedly formed a youth group and later on accessed funds under youth livelihood program in 2013 to start up a piggery project on his land and create employment besides increasing their income.
But Savimbi instead diverted the money and warned group members which he had named Mugono piggery youth project never to go back to his land in follow up of the project.
He is also reported to have threatened area focal person for youth livelihood program and district leaders when they attempted to intervene in the matter.
The shade constructed for piggery remained abandoned for long time when the minister who is on a monitoring and evaluating exercise of youth livelihood projects and those of Uganda women entrepreneurship program went at the project site.
His home was abandoned and house locked and there was no anyone from his family in the vicinity
Happy James Tumwebaze the program manager for Youth livelihood program in the country said Savimbi is using the name of the first lady to intimidate officials who try to follow up the matter