By Onesmus Ndyanabo
Sheema District Commercial Officer Allan Karakure Buhanda is behind bars at Sheema Central Police Station for illegally soliciting money from Emyooga SACCOS.
Karakure who doubles as head of Emyoga SACCOS in the district was accused by Members of asking for money from them whenever they go to get their funds from bank.
He was arrested on the orders of the RDC Frank Kyerere after members complained to Haruna Kasolo Kyeyune, Minister of State Microfinance and Small Enterprises that Karakure has been illegally collecting money from them and when they report to police, nothing is done.
The minister was on Tuesday meeting Emyooga SAACOs leaders and Sheema District leaders at Bugongi Town council Sheema district.
Sheema south Member of Parliament Elijah Dickens Mushemeza and Sheema District RDC Frank Kyerere confirmed to the minister that they have had several cases against Allan whom they have advised to change on his behavior but all in vain.
When asked by the Minister about the accusations, Buhanda pleaded guilty and promised to pay back the complainants’money.
He was however ordered to put it into writing which he did but this didn’t stop Sheema RDC from ordering for his arrest.
Mr. Allan Buhanda was asked to vacate the office until the case is settled.
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