The officials in trouble are Zenar Nasur, the Luwero District NRM Vice-Chairperson and Wasswa Tamale, the Publicity Secretary for the Party. They are accused of embezzling 29 Million Shillings meant for NRM flag bearers for District Councillor seats.
The police in Luwero are hunting for two District National Resistance
Movement- NRM party officials over alleged fraud.
The officials in trouble are Zenar Nasur, the Luwero District NRM Vice-Chairperson
and Wasswa Tamale, the Publicity Secretary for the Party. They are accused of
embezzling 29 Million Shillings meant for NRM flag bearers for District
Isah Ssemogerere, the Savannah Regional Police Spokesperson says that the two
were reported to Police by NRM District Councilors led by Aisha Kayaga who
represents Butuntumula Sub County for allegedly disappearing with sums of money
meant for them during elections.
Semwogerere adds that the officials are being wanted to explain the whereabouts
of the money and the purpose of receipt.
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According to a circular released by NRM Directorate of
Administration and Finance on 20th January this year, the party released
one million shillings to each councillor on the party ticket to help them pay
polling agents and mobilize voters on polling day.
The money was deposited across district party bank accounts on 20th January
29 NRM flag bearers were supposed to benefit in the disbursement.
Herbert Kigo the District Councillor for Kalagala Sub County Councillor says
that since NRM disbursed the money none of the intended beneficiaries has
received it and efforts to claim it from the party account signatories has been
Kigo adds that the two officials withdrew the money and pocketed leaving them
stuck with debts accrued from participating in elections. He adds they resolved
to report the matter to Police after the officials declined to release the
matter to them.
Doreen Nabukenya the District Female Councillor for Katikamu Sub County and
Wobulenzi town says that majority of party flag bearers lost elections and need
money to clear the debts.
Flavia Nakitende the District Female Councillor for Kalagala Sub County says
that they have already notified NRM secretariat who directed to report the
officials to Police.
Nakitende, however, expressed concern that there has been a delay from Police
to apprehend the accused persons to recover the money from them.
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Last week Zenar Nasur the NRM Vice Chairperson said that she
withdrew the money and used it for mobilization for Local Government elections.
Nasur adds that she received the circular after using the money and she has
accountability for the expenses.
Nasur adds she has already shared the accountabilities with NRM secretariat and
ready to do the same with Police.
Money has further divided the NRM mobilizers and District Party officials.
URN has also learnt that money which NRM party released for village
chairpersons in Luwero and district women councils to campaign for President
Yoweri Museveni didn’t reach the intended mobilizers.
The chairpersons and women council leaders are also bitter after failing to
access the money.
In August 2020 over 27 million shillings meant to facilitate 606
youths, village flag bearers were embezzled in Luwero leaving them crying foul.
It is believed that these are some of the reasons why Museveni
could have performed poorly in the district over disgruntlement of the
According to Presidential results for Luwero, Museveni obtained only 41,166
votes (27.94%) and his arch-rival NUP Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi
Sentamu scored 103 782 votes (70.45%).