By Elly Karenzi
Security operatives in Ibanda district have banned operation of spinning money machines in Bufunda division, Ibanda municipality after receiving reports that several have lost their money to the machines.
The security operatives yesterday stormed Buhama cell, in Nyamirima ward after getting many complaints that many people have been engaging in the business of betting in hope to earn more money as income during working hours .
The operation exercise was carried out by the Officer in charge of Nyabuhikye Police post ; Newton Mwigo assisted by Bufunda division chairperson ; Benon Keimusya.
Many residents have been complaining about gambling in the area which is escalating in the whole district.
Ibanda Resident District commissioner, Eliasto Akatuheebwa had warned people running spinning machine business to shift them from urban areas and operate businesses to the main towns to avoid defrauding local people.
Mr. Akatuheebwa added that he had received many complaints from residents saying that the spinning machine owners get high interests while the clients register losses and end up committing theft.