IGG probes corrupt Luweero district official


Luweero Chief Finance Officer, Godfrey Ssegawa Mulegeya.


Police and the office of Inspector General of Government have opened parallel investigations into accusations of financial abuse and lack of academic qualifications lodged against Luweero Chief Finance Officer, Godfrey Ssegawa Mulegeya.

Ssegawa was interdicted by the District Chief Administrative Officer Eustace Gakwandi last month, after preliminary investigations established grounds for fraud and abuse of office.

He is accused of deliberately posting double payments in the financial records with intent to defraud the district.

Ssegawa is also accused of using his managerial position to coerce subordinates to sign suspicious financial documents and delaying fund transfers to departments, lower government units and service providers who do not adhere to his demands.

He is jointly investigated with William Mbaziira, an accountant in the Works and Technical Services department, who is also accused of conniving to defraud the district.

A district probe committee is investigating the matter.

However, Uganda Radio Network has learnt that Luweero Chief Administrative Officer Eustace Gakwandi was summoned by the Special Investigations Unit, Kireka to provide a statement on the circumstances under which Ssegawa was interdicted.

A parallel investigation on the circumstances under which Ssegawa was appointed to the position of Chief Finance Officer was also opened by the Inspectorate of Government.

A senior  officer at Luweero district headquarter who preferred anonymity said that the district has already submitted to the Inspectorate of Government, a file containing Ssegawa academic documents and a report on how he was promoted to position of Chief Finance Officer.

But the Luweero Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Christopher Oketayot, asked police and IGG offices to halt all investigations pending findings by the district probe committee.

Oketayot said having three entities investigating one person for similar crimes is wastage of resources.

However, Erasto Kibirango, a Lawyer and district Councilor for Bamunanika Sub County said all investigations are valid.

Similarly, Bwanika Bbaale, a retired district civil servant and politician welcomed the intervention by the IG and Police saying that the district probe committee lacks the ethical capacity to investigate Ssegawa.


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