Three Kasese Officials Arrested for Corruption

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Three officials of Karusandara Sub County in Kasese have been arrested for embezzlement. The suspects are George Bwambale, the chief of Karusandara sub county, Joseph Masinde, the Naads coordinator and the sub accountant Rwakabani Merekisi The trio is accused of embezzling unspecified amounts of money under the National Agricultural Advisory Services program. James Mwesigye, the RDC Kasese says that the suspects were picked up yesterday and are currently held at Kasese Central Police Station. Mwesigye alleges that the embezzled money was meant for buying goats, chicken and pigs to supply to farmers. He however says that trio, diverted the money and only distributed a few animals to their relatives. He says that Police has started compiling a list to establish how much was embezzled by the trio. The arrest of the three officials comes only a few days following threats by President Yoweri Museveni to visit the district and arrest people accused of misappropriating NAADS money. The arrest of the trio, brings to five the number of Kasese district officials who have been arrested for misappropriating NAADS funds. In August this year, Wilson Kabisa, the community development officer Kyalhumba sub- county and his sub accountant for embezzling five million.