Hamidu Wamala, a member of the association says that in 2007 they raised over shillings 40 million that was used to buy a lorry r registration number UAL 538U to boost their income.
The allegations of financial impropriety are threatening to tear apart Wobulenzi cattle traders and butchers Association. Butchers are accusing Abdul Mubiru, the chairperson of Wobulenzi Cattle Traders and Butchers Association of swindling funds accruing from the projects they established to benefit them and sinking the group in debts. Hamidu Wamala, a member of the association says that in 2007 they raised over shillings 40 million that was used to buy a lorry r registration number UAL 538U to boost their income.
He says that Mubiru was put in charge of the lorry and tasked to present monthly accountability to members but no meeting has been held since then. Wamala says that the failure by Mubiru to convene the meetings and inform members on the income from the lorry has made it difficult to ask for accountability and get their shares from its revenue.
He says that their association was also awarded the tender to collect revenue from the slaughter house, where they expected to get shillings 30 million as profit but they were shocked to receive a letter from council threatening to cancel their tender because of the failure to remit shillings 5 million to Wobulenzi town council.
He alleges that Mubiru and close members of his committee have been swindling the proceeds from the projects at the expense of members. Noorden Kiwanuka, another butcher says that several butchers have been faced with difficulties but didn’t get any help from the association leadership because Mubiru refused to release even a single scent. He accuses Mubiru of over staying at the help of the butchers association yet their association requires that elections are held after every five years.
Kiwanuka says that they have petitioned the Wobulenzi LC 3 chairperson Sebastian Ssebagala and Luweero Resident District commissioner Paul Lubowa to investigate into the management of the affairs of their association. But Abdul Mubiru, the embattled chairman of Wobulenzi Cattle Traders and Butchers Association denies allegations labeled against him but couldn’t give accountability for the association funds.
He instead accuses the complainants of trying to tear apart the association for their personal aims. Sebastian Ssebagala, the LC III chairman of Wobulenzi Town council says that he has ordered the town clerk Joseph Ssebudde to investigate the matter.
petition to resident district commissioner
investigate on embezzlement allegations