According to Nakyobe, Museveni was angered by Rugambwas decision of ferrying voters to his home without his knowledge. Nakyobe also says that the President is not happy about Rugambwas tactics of extorting money from locals promising to give them onion seeds and mattresses on behalf of the government.
The State House comptroller, Lucy Nakyobe Mbonye has commenced investigations into the operations of Boona Bageigahare Nyekundiire group. The group was founded by Peace Rugambwa, a resident of Mukenyanya in Kayonza Sub County in Ntungamo district.
It purportedly operates under the Operation Wealth Creation-OWC program to promote poverty alleviation through agriculture in Ntungamo, Rukiga and Rukungiri districts. However, the Rugambwa is being accused of extorting money from residents with promises of giving them onion seeds and mattresses.
Rugambwa is also being accused of ferrying over 282 voters from Rukungiri to Rwakitura in Kiruhura district on September 23rd, 2018 purportedly to meet President, Yoweri Museveni without prior notification. The voters were stranded for two days after being blocked by security on grounds that the president wasn't aware of their visit.
The voters were saved by Jim Muhwezi, the former Minister of Information and National Guidance who is also the Rukungiri District NRM chairman who provided them to travel back to their homes. The State House comptroller, Lucy Nakyobe Mbonye, says the president was enraged by Rugambwa's decision to ferry voters to his home without his knowledge.
She also says the president isn't happy with Rugambwa's tactics of extorting money from residents with promises of giving them onion seeds and mattresses on behalf of government. According to Nakyobye, Rugambwa convinced her victims to pay Shillings 12,000 each and wait for the items from government through her.
Nakyobe also says that Rugambwa has been assuring residents that the president owes her Shillings 1.9 billion, which she used to distribute onion seeds and mattresses to elderly people in the district before the May 31st 2018 Rukungiri District Woman MP by-election. But Nakyobye says the president is not aware of the said money.
Catherine Tumusiime and Geoffrey Tindarwesire, some of the affected residents, say Rugambwa has already collected Shillings 480 million, adding that they have waited for the promised items in vain. Nakyoobe says that the President has tasked her to come up with a report before November 2018.
She says the president has ordered them to record the names of the residents who paid money to see how they can be compensated. She also says the President has suspended the operations of Boona Bageigahare Nyekundiire group until further notice.
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Peace Rugambwa has not yet commented as she couldn't be reached by the time of filing this story. Her known cellphone numbers were switched off.