By Innocent Atuganyira
Police of Kakumiro have arrested a senior assistant secretary formerly referred to as the sub-county chief of Kijanji sub-county over allegations of misusing public funds and abuse of office.
The suspect has been identified as Emmanuel Kasibante.
This has been revealed by the District police commander Kakumiro District ASP Edgar Kolaigye today afternoon while speaking to press at Kakumiro police headquarters.
Kolaigye said that they received complaints from Kijanji people on how government funds were being misused. The state minister for transport Hon Fred Byamukama directed police to arrest him.
DPC Kolaigye has also warned all civil servants to use the funds allocated to the district appropriately and warned to arrest anyone who will fail to use the funds properly.
Speaking to our reporter in his office, the Deputy Chief administrative officer Kakumiro District Fredrick Byekwaso confirmed the arrest of Emmanuel Kasibante.
He says that special auditing in Kijanji sub-county is ongoingto ascertain how the money for councilors and covid funds were used.
Meanwhile, the state minister for transport who doubles as Member of Parliament for Bugangaizi west Hon Fred Byamukama says people have been complaining over misuse of government fund in Kijanji sub-county
Minister Byamukama has warned civil servants to stop misusing tax payer’s money
Emmanuel Kasibante is alleged to have misused over 128million which was allocated for ex-glacier andcovid funds.