Rakai Chief Interdicted For Misappropriation of Road Funds

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Rakai Chief Administrative Officer Abdu Batambuze (CAO) has interdicted Byakabanda Sub County Chief for alleged misappropriation of road funds amounting to 10 million shillings.

Rakai Chief Administrative Officer Abdu Batambuze (CAO) has interdicted Byakabanda Sub County Chief for alleged misappropriation of road funds amounting to 10 million shillings.
 
Elias Ssenyange, Byakabanda Sub County Chief has been interdicted for allegedly misusing 10 million shillings meant for rehabilitation of three murram roads in Byakabanda Sub County.
 
The roads which were supposed to be upgraded include Kagona- Budda, Kageye Kasika, and Kibinda –Kamukalwe which are all estimated to be at least 12km.
 
Ssenyange’s interdiction followed an audit report that indicated that no road in his area of jurisdiction had been graded or rehabilitated yet road funds and some money of the LDG\Grant had been used, which forced Batambuze to intervene interdicting Ssenyange.
 
Byakabanda Sub County District Representative Isaac Sserugo has welcomed the CAO’s decision to interdict Ssenyange saying that his actions have retarded development in the area.  

Sserugo says he had been unfairly blamed for failing to solve the problem of poor roads yet Sseyange had misused the road funds.
 
He says that Ssenyange claimed that the roads had been graded and tabled a bill of 10 million shillings yet no work had been done on the roads.
 
Byakabanda Sub County Chairperson Abubaker Kiwanuka says that people in his area cannot freely transport their merchandise to market places because of the poor state Kagona-Budda road which connects, Byakabanda to other parts of the district yet council allocated a lot of money to work on the road.
 
He says that locals on several occasions have attempted to strike over bad roads in their area and they have always been asking residents to stay calm thinking that road issues will soon be addressed.
 
Efforts to get a comment from Sseyange were unsuccessful as all his known phone numbers were off.