Kabale Primary School head teacher, Frank Rwangara and the school bursar Twinamatsiko Ambrose are in trouble for allegedly embezzling over 92 million shillings. The money was collected from parents to pay teachers’ motivational allowances.
Kabale Primary School head teacher, Frank Rwangara and the school bursar Twinamatsiko Ambrose are in trouble for allegedly embezzling over 92 million shillings.
The money was collected from parents to pay teachers’ motivational allowances.
Kabale Primary School teachers laid down their tools in August demanding for allowances which parents agreed to pay but the school head teacher; Frank Rwangara reportedly failed to release to the recipients.
In September this year, the Kabale town clerk, Peter Matsiko recommended that the Municipal Audit Department starts investigating the income and expenditure of the school.
The audit report dated 11th October 2011 recommended that the school bursar, Twinamatsiko Ambrose be dismissed and the school management committee appoints a qualified and competent school bursar. The report was signed by Mwesigwa Bernard Kabweine, the senior municipal internal auditor.
The school was given an ultimatum of one month to have teachers’ allowances and wages paid.
The report also recommended that the school head teacher, Frank Rwangara be relieved of her duties as accounting officer of the school. The report indicated that teachers are demanding 18 million shillings as their allowances and the money was collected but cannot be traced.
Between January-August 2011 the school collected 74 million shillings from the parents and total expenditure for the same period was 57 million shillings. This implies that there was 17 million shillings unspent for the period but that money is not on the school account.
The audit report recommended that the bursar and the school head teacher refund up to 92 million shillings which is not on the school account.
Speaking to URN reporter on phone, Rwangara lashed at the report claiming that it was biased and the auditors did not give them a fair hearing to defend themselves.
Rwangara refused to discuss more on the report, saying she and her colleague are waiting to challenge it when the right time comes. But Twinamatsiko Ambrose, the school bursar said he has nothing to add on the findings.
Erikana Turyazooka, the school management committee Chairperson told URN that they are organizing a general meeting which will discuss and take the issue and measures against the implicated officials.
Kabale primary school is a government aided school but with a hand of support from the parents. It was founded in 1972 and has an enrolment of about 2000 pupils.
Last year, out of the 175 candidates that sat for PLE, 105 came in first grade while the rest came in second grade.
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