The deputy Resident City Commissioner of Mbarara City South, Moses Aruho has suspended the operations of the Mbarara City Traders Association (MBACITA) for allegedly conning youth shs.105 million.
According to Aruho, in February this year, Sezi Mwijuka the chairman of MBACITA solicited over shs.100 million from 35 youth promising to take them on a benchmarking trip in Taiwan.
However, Aruho says that his office has received complaints from various youths demanding a refund of their money from MBACITA after the association failed to take them on the trip.
He further revealed that Mwijuka is accused of soliciting shs.3.5 million from Mbarara central market fresh fish vendors whom he promised to negotiate on behalf of with Mbarara city council on rental fees.
The president’s representative told reporters that the committee members of the association accused Mwijuka of working in isolation and mismanaging the funds of the association.
It’s against the above background, that the office of the Resident City Commissioner suspended the operation of the association until Monday when Mbarara city leaders will meet over the same issue.