The Chairman Busia Fish Traders Cooperative Society-BUFA George
Mayende has been arrested for allegedly misappropriating 23 Million Shillings of members’
BUFA members accuse Mayende of conniving with signatories of the Bank account
to withdraw the money Finance Trust Bank
without the consent of the members. The cooperative was registered 25 years ago
and it has currently 500 members.
Ibrahim Isanga, a member says that some members wanted to borrow money
to boost their fish business, but were shocked to be told that there is
no money on the account.
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Brian Wabwire, another trader and BUFA youth chairperson says that
they are demanding answers on who authorized the chairman to withdraw their
savings. He says that the savings are meant to boost the members business.
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Eunice Wasswa, a trader says that they want the BUFA cooperative
committee to refund the money so that they can share and everyone saves at his bank
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Hassan Sekyete, the BUFA committee member says that the key signatories
who also includes Allan Bwire, the BUFA Chairperson withdrew the money last
year and shared it among themselves but failed to refund it.
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Moses Kakiryo, the Busia District Police Commander says that they
have arrested Mayende to help police in investigations over the matter.