Key Luweero District Computers and Files Stolen

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In short
The theft of the sensitive documents and computer hardware comes just after the District Public Accounts Committee had released audit reports indicate that 64 million shillings meant for service delivery were embezzled by various officers and the district was planning to recover it from culprits.

Police in Luweero have started investigations to discover who broke into the district headquarters on Thursday night and stole computer hard disks containing sensitive audit reports.
 
The Assistant Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Fred Kyeyune explains that the unknown people broke into offices of district internal auditor, the boardroom and Information Officer at night. The security guard was mysteriously off the premises at the time.
 
Kyeyune says that during the break-in, one computer Central Processing Unit (CPU), three hard disks that contained audit reports of the district projects and other valuable files were stolen.  Police was notified and a sniffer dog dispatched but it failed to track the intruders.
 
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Kyeyune says they only discovered after the break-in that although the district was paying for two police officers to guard the premises, only one would report for the duty. The night of the break-in, that officer had left his post.

Luweero District Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Boss Topher Gimei says that police has already recorded statement from the district internal auditor Florence Namirimu. Police has also spoken to other district officials who frequent the offices that were broken into. 
 
The theft of the sensitive documents and computer hardware comes just after the District Public Accounts Committee had released audit reports indicate that 64 million shillings meant for service delivery were embezzled by various officers and the district was planning to recover it from culprits.
 
James Muhumuuza, a resident, believes the theft could have been planned by guilty district officials to thwart investigations into public resource wastage. This is because the district headquarters are located near the residence of some policemen, prison offices and a prison food store. 

 

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Brian Luwaga
Since Brian Luwaga joined Uganda Radio Network in 2011, he is still amazed how, "URN is a place that gives journalists a chance to enhance their skills . It gives a journalist an opportunity to adopt and master various aspects of journalism that include radio broadcast, social media, photography and television production."

A practicing journalist since 2009, first with Star FM, Luwaga has always been keen to write about the concerns of the "common person." Based for much of his career in Luweero, Luwaga takes it as a compliment if politicians complain that his reporting is too harsh.

In his journalism, Luwaga likes to merge the past with the present. He believes you cannot understand what is happening now, if you do not have a grounding in the past. Brian Luwaga is the Luweero URN bureau chief. Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Mityana, Mubende and Wakiso districts fall under his docket.

Luwaga is interested in humanitarian work and is a keen Rotarian.