By Sylvia Kugonza
At least 57 members of the Busaiga cooperative SACCO have petitioned the office of the resident district commissioner Kabarole Asiimwe Steven over misuse of office by their SACCO manager.
Kabatalesa Mastura is alleged to have misused the over 70 Million shillings belonging to the SACCO.
In a letter dated 20th -09-2018 addressed to the RDC Asiimwe, the members stated that the manger in connivance with some of board members and district commercial officer Kabango John have been misused the SACCO for about five years.
The members said that in 2013 50M shillings was discovered missing by the auditors, 206200, in March 2018, 20 Million shillings was also discovered missing and in August 800,000shs and 15M in 2017.
They disclosed that despite all these queries, the manager or the board members have never explained to members how the money has been lost nor have they given accountability.
The members said that whenever a member tries to inquire from the manager, she says its the commercial officer who is supposed to ask her that he is her boss.
Kagezi Arthur Mugenyi a member said that sometimes the SACCO management withdraws members money from their accounts without their consent citing account number 845 belonging to Kobusinge Magie and 850 belonging to one Kisembo Charles and also conniving with thieves to supply stolen motorcycles inform of loans to members citing the case loans officer who has been arrested at fort portal police for the statement.
The members thus urge the office of the RDC to intervene and also request for an external audit for the smooth running of the SACCO.
RDC Asiimwe said that he is going to write to the CAO, the commercial officer and the founder members of the SACCO as members report the case to police.
Meanwhile efforts to get comment from the manger and the commercial officer were futile as they were not found in their offices.
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