Mbarara Councilors Accuse District Executive of Stealing Shs 111M
A section of Mbarara district councilors have petitioned parliament to probe the district executive committee over alleged mismanagement of public funds. The petition signed by 17 out of 33 councilors was delivered to the office of Clerk to Parliament , seeking the intervention of the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee in probing the district executive on the missing Shs 111 million.
The money was a balance brought forward in 2015/2016 financial year that was not accounted for. The councilors say they asked the district CAO, Cuthbert Esoku who is the accounting officer, about the missing funds but he couldn’t respond.
One of the petitioners, Asaph Muhangi, councilor Ndeija Sub County said that numerous council sittings have happened and an Accounts Committee assigned to investigate the matter but no resolution has been passed since 2016, which compelled them to rush to parliament.