FUFA President Expected at CID Today

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After failing to appear before the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) at Kireka last month, FUFA president Lawrence Mulindwa is expected to appear there today on allegations of fraud and false accounting.

After failing to appear before the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) at Kireka last month, FUFA president Lawrence Mulindwa is expected to appear there today on allegations of fraud and false accounting.

In a September 18th letter, Chelimo Beata, the SIU commandant asked Mulindwa to appear and furnish the Unit with information on the alleged crimes, but the FUFA boss was reportedly out of the country then.

Chelimo confirmed to Uganda Radio Network on Wednesday that FUFA’s Chief Executive Officer Edgar Watson, who was also asked to appear, reported late last week and that they are now waiting for Mulindwa.

The SIU is carrying out investigations into allegations of false accounting against FUFA executive in the 2011/2012 financial year. Chelimo’s letter she asks Mulindwa to present certified copies of the reconciliation statement for the financial year 2011/2012, the amended constitution of the federation, list of FUFA delegates and their addresses, and list of the delegates who attended the FUFA General Assembly on August 24 this year. The FUFA president is also required to present a list of all persons who attended the Extra Ordinary Assembly meeting on August 25 and particulars of the FUFA Executive Committee members for the 2011/2012 financial year amongst others.

The police will also look into allegations that some clauses were inserted into the FUFA constitution in disregard of the laid down procedure. Rogers Mulindwa, the FUFA spokesman told URN on Thursday night that his boss might be out of the country again, but added that if he is around then he will certainly appear.

An insider told URN that the whistleblower asked CID to investigate FUFA for alleged mismanagement of funds that the federation had received last year ahead of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier match against Kenya.
 
President Yoweri Museveni, Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi and Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga among others had supported the Uganda Cranes with morale-boosting financial packages ahead of the clash. Museveni gave the team 50 million shillings, while Mbabazi donated 10,000 US Dollars (approximately 25 million shillings). Kadaga, on the other hand gave the team 10 million shillings.
 
Uganda needed a win against Kenya to qualify for the 2012 Nations Cup but the match ended in a barren draw.