BY WILBER MUHWEZI
The Mitooma district chief finance officer Gad Twesigye yesterday while appearing before the tribunal that is meant to censure or save the district chairman Benon Karyaija over five grounds of abuse office, corruption and embezzlement among others, he told the tribunal that boss makes claims himself in his hand writing whenever he wants go out of the district
The district chairman Benon Karyaija and other statutory bodies where he falls have a department and a senior accounts assistant purposely to handle revenue and payments of vouchers. This accounts assistant is supposed to requisition the district chairman’s money whenever he is going outside the district or within.
On the other hand CFO Gad Twesigye told the tribunal headed by Justice David Matovu at lake view hotel in Mbarara that on many occasions the district chairman Benon Karyaija makes his own claims and he is either paid by cheque or cash.
Twesigye added that on rare occasions the right person the accountant requisitions money for karyaija but in most times Karyaija does requisition of money himself which is against the standard procedures.
Twesigye will appear again before the tribunal today Dec. 22, 2016 and was asked by the tribunal to come along with him staff salary pay roll, payment vouctures of district chairman and vice since 2010 among other crucial documents.
David Orikiriza the driver petitioners claim that he was never recruited by the district service commission of Mitooma but was just picked by Chairman Karyaija to drive a government vehicle also appeared before the tribunal for the second time
He told the tribunal that for him he was employed by Mitooma district local government as a volunteer and the former CAO Turyahebwa Hanning gave him a letter to that effect.