The Rubaya Sub county chief Ivan Mugayehwenkyi and the sub-county treasurer Wilberforce Tumwesigye have been arrested over allegedly stealing funds worth about Shs28m meant for government projects.
The duo was picked up by police on the orders of Godfrey Nyakahuma, the Kabale Resident District Commissioner.
According to Nyakahuma, the duo has failed to account for the funds that were meant for construction of administrative blocks.
During a monitoring visit on Thursday, the RDC said he and his team discovered that through Rubaya Sub-county bank account, the Sub-county received Shs300 million that was meant to construct administration blocks of Kahungye, Kibuga and Rubaya sub counties.
He added that out of the Shs 300 million received, the Sub-county used only Shs271,503,630 million to construct the three administration blocks. Nyakahuma said, they now want the two to account for Shs 28,496,370.
He also revealed that the Sub-county has been receiving funds for ghost Musamba-Bubona-Murungu roads worth Ugx 18,795,906 million since the 2019/2020 financial year. He also noted, the sub county received no value for Ugx 20,600,000 million to rehabilitate Bushonga-Mukibindi-Habugarama and Kabirago- Kishaze roads.
Nyakahuma said, the two have been arrested at Kabale Central Police station to make statements and given an ultimatum of two days to cough the Ugx 67,892,276 missing funds. He also confided to our reporter that failure to cough the money, the duo will be arraigned before courts of law on Monday