The Kabale Resident District Commissioner, Godfrey Nyakahuma on Tuesday evening ordered the immediate arrest of Sylvia Ekyasimire, the Parish Chief of Buranga Parish in Kamuganguzi Sub County, Ndorwa West County over alleged corruption and violations of the Parish Development Model (PDM) guidelines.
The suspect, Ekyasimire stands accused of disbursing One Million shillings from the revolving fund designated for the Parish Development Model (PDM) to an individual who is not a resident of Nyarubira village within Buranga Parish, Kamuganguzi sub-county of Kabale district.
According to RDC Nyakahuma, Ekyasimire allegedly transferred the funds to a bank account bearing the number 3202720841 at Centenary Bank, registered in the name of Sarah Akamukama. It later emerged that Sarah Akamukama does not hold residency in any of the villages within Kamuganguzi sub-county.
Nyakahuma also ordered Patrick Wednesday, the area LC1 Chairman, to report to the police and provide a statement regarding the misuse of an official stamp. RDC Nyakhuma uncovered that Wednesday had unlawfully employed the stamp to authenticate the minutes of the Nyarubira Goat Keeping Group on 04/07/2023, without subjecting it to scrutiny and verification by the group members where Akamukama allegedly belongs.
On Friday, September 22, 2023, Nyakahuma also ordered the apprehension of two Community Development Officers (CDOs) and six Parish Development Model SACCO leaders on grounds of alleged corruption and violations of PDM guidelines.
The list of suspects includes Sonia Ahimbisibwe, the Nyakagyera Parish Chief, Gill Andinda, the CDO of Kyanamira Sub County, Macklean Nyesimire, Chairperson of Nyakagyera PDM SACCO, Johnson Baguma, former Buhara District Councilor and Treasurer of Buhara Parish SACCO, Scora Tumwegyese, the CDO of Buhara Sub County, Innocent Twinomugisha, Secretary of Buhara Parish SACCO, Scovia Kwarikunda, Chairperson of Buhara PDM SACCO, and Silver Besigye, a committee member of Buhara PDM SACCO.
However, they were all released on Police Bond.