Head Teacher Embezzles Funds And On The Run

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By Kakomo jumah

Enock Twinomugisha, the head teacher of Nyabitabo Primary School in Kaharo Sub County Kabale district, is on the run for allegedly embezzling two million Shillings, meant to facilitate the multi-sectoral Food Security and Nutrition project. The six-year 10 billion Shillings project is funded by the Global Agriculture and Food Security under the supervision of the World Bank and the Ministries of Agriculture, Health and Education. It is running in 15 districts across the country. In Kabale and Rukiga districts, the project is being implemented in 100 government-aided schools.

But Twinomugisha secretly withdrew a sum of two million Shillings from the school account in December 2017 without the knowledge of the school management committee, community facilitators, Village Health Teams and lead farmers.

Kabale District Education Officer Sabiiti Baabo says that the anomaly was detected when lead farmers started demanding money to maintain demonstration gardens. Kabale district Chairperson Patrick Besigye Keihwa says that district officials have reported the matter to Kabale Police Station. Kabale District Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Anselm Kyaligonza says that the district is in a process of blocking Twinomugisha’s salary account until this matter is sorted. Kabale District Police Commander, Dickens Bindeeba says that investigations into the matter are ongoing.

In May 2017, Charles Bomukama the head teacher of Kakoni primary school in Kyamuhunga Sub County, Bushenyi district was arrested together with the chairman school management committee, Richard Ntundubire for swindling 3.5 million Shillings meant to facilitate the same project.

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