Kabale: Sub County Chief Fired Over Embezzlement

information pills geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Niwagaba gave the orders during the meeting with sub county authorities of the Rwamucucu at the sub county headquarters to hear a petition filed by Rwamucucu sub county NAADS coordinator, link Kibibi Bagazonzya Franco.

In his letter dated January 31, 2014, in which Bagazonzya petitioned the office of the RDC through the district production officer accusing the sub county chief Justus Ampaire for creating challenges in extension and coordination of activities in the sub county in NAADS department.

Ampaire is accused of over withdraw of the Shs 3.5m Banana Bacteria Wilt (BBW) fund where he forced and intimidated the NAADS coordinator to sign cheques and vouchers and failure to pay allowances to other sub county workers since September 2013.

He was also found guilty over receiving, distributing witnessing the distribution of coffee seedlings to farmers and paying the supplier without knowledge of the NAADS coordinators who is supposed to verify the activities.

Ampaire was also proved guilty over some NAADS cheques which processed and cashed without his knowledge.


He noted that on January 8, 2014 cheque No. 00000172 worth Shs 224,000 and January 17, 2014 cheque No. 00000176 worth Shs 3,290,000 were cashed.

When Justus Ampaire was asked to defend him, he stammered and failed to defend himself.

This prompted Niwagaba to suspend him out of office for the Chief Administrative Officer Kabale to take care of the office as investigations go on.

The locals who include Justus Kyampaire councillor Kitojo parish, Geoffrey Burikoti, a councillor Nyakagabagaba parish, Medard Byamukama secretary procurement and the sub county Vice chairperson Rwamucucu, Medard Kamugisha, commended the office RDC for suspending Ampaire accusing him of not being transparent in his work mostly in issues with finance.

They, however, asked the district authorities to transfer him to another sub county for the benefit of residents in Rwamucucu.

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