WE CANNOT APPOINT A THIEF TO LOOK FOR THIEVES—-BUSHENYI COUNCILORS TELL BUSHENYI LCV CHAIRMAN ON APPOINTMENT OF FORMER DISTRICT SPEAKER
BY WILBER MUHWEZI AND CYNTHIA ARINDA
Former Bushenyi district speaker Emmanuel Karasi was last evening rejected by councilors for an appointment to the anti-corruption committee for the district because of integrity issues and lack of clean record.
Bushenyi district chairman Jafari Basajjabalaba nominated Karasi together with two others o be on the district public accounts committee.
Councilors led by Ronald Rwabutwagu revealed that Kaarasi is being hunted by police for stealing 70,000 tea seedlings worth37.5million.
It became a long discussion whereby the entire executive committee , district chairman, CAO Elias Byamungu pleaded for Karasi but councilors refused.
Lady councilor Nyakabirizi division Winnie Mbyemire told council that she is a delegate at Butuuro SACCO and Karasi has defaulted a loan for many years and is being looked for by court brokers.
Councilors asked for more time to scrutinize the other two names that were nominated along with Karasi and the two include Annah Kajoojo former district lady councilor for Kyabugimbi and Ruhumuro and the Yasin Birari the former district chairman service commission.
Fish Banyanga told the speaker Justine Bulisadi that he has a letter and raised it up where the RDC directed the OCCIID to arrest Karasi over the seedlings.
Anthony Katwarana councilor Nyakabirizi told the district chairman “we cannot appoint a thief to look for thieves.”