The funds comprise of 16 million Shillings meant for capacity building of school management committees, 17 million Shillings for monitoring of the UNICEF program, and the 3.2 million Shillings allocated to monitoring of the 2019 primary leaving exams.
Police in Bugweri District is investigating the Bugweri district
education officer, George Tigawarana for allegedly mismanaging funds.
The funds include16 million Shillings meant for capacity building
of school management committees, 17 million Shillings for monitoring the
UNICEF program, and the 3.2 million Shillings allocated to monitoring of the
2019 Primary Leaving Exams.
Busoga East Police Spokesperson, James Mubi says that Tigawarana was arrested on
Tuesday but later released on Tuesday on police bond.
Mubi adds that Tigawarana’s arrest resulted from several whistle-blowers who
alerted the Bugweri Resident District Commissioner, Eva Kwesiga, on the
financial embezzlement orchestrated in the education department.
Kwesiga says that the matter was investigated further and Tigawarana was tasked
to present vouchers explaining his expenditures.
“The matter was handed over to police and Tigawarana neither
failed to present vouchers nor explain how the funds were disbursed,” he says.
However, Tigawarana told journalists that, he didn’t request for all the funds. He however refused to divulge more details.
am the overall overseer of the education department in the district, but at the
same time work with subordinates and some of them should be the ones accounting
for the missing funds as they are the immediate supervisors of such projects,”
However, the Chief Administrative Officer, Jonathan Mukose says that he is in possession
of forms confirming how Tigawarana requested for all the funds.