Microfinance Support Centre Staff Charged For Embezzling President’s Grant Worth UGX10.8B

Microfinance Support Centre Staff Charged For Embezzling President’s Grant Worth UGX10.8B

By Spy Uganda

Kampala: The Anti-corruption Court has Tuesday charged the four people including three Uganda Microfinance Support Centre Staff and a teacher over embezzlement and conspiracy to defraud government’s UGX10.8BN.

The four were arraigned before Grade One Magistrate Moses Nabende and pleaded innocent to the allegations though they were denied bail after prosecution Baine Stanley informed court that investigations in the case are still pending and applied for an adjournment of the case which the magistrate honoured and remanded to Kitalya prison.

It is alleged that between November 2019 and August 2020, while in performance of their duties, the Executive Director John Peter Mujuni, the Head Finance and Administration Mwebembezi John together with Birungi Julia the assistant credits officer and Joan Baryaruha a teacher conspired and swindled 10.8BN.

The embezzled money is part of the 22 billion shillings grant that was loaned to the teachers by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in the year 2011.

This therefore means, teachers are set for a longer wait before they can receive the above grant after allegations of mismanagement of the funds were made against the administration of Micro Finance support center.

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