By Spy Uganda
Kampala: The Uganda National Liberal Union (ULITU) National Treasurer Mboizi Michael Max has briefed the media on the suspension of Union’s President General Evans Mutesasira Kaganiizo who was previously bungled out like a chicken thief from the Public Service Negotiation and Consultative meeting.
We have since established that Kaganiizo was suspended as ULITU President General for among others insubordination, abuse of office, intimidation, financial loss.
In a rebuttal, Mboizi Michael Max said, “Kaganiizo had usurped all powers, something that is against our constitution,” he added; “He was the President General, National Treasurer, as well as General Secretary. Any money that we would collect as a union from our members ended up in his pocket.”
Apparently, according to Mboizi, Kaganiizo was dismissed from the Uganda National Teachers Union (UNATU) after he embezzled funds when he served as UNATU Greater Bushenyi Vice-Chairperson.
“In 2020 during the COVID period, Kaganiizo stealthy organized a delegates conference with the sole purpose of having the General Secretary and National Treasurer throw out. This mission backfired,” Mboizi told the press.
He said much as Kaganiizo had promised each of the delegates, majority from his Bushenyi area shs150,000 each and transport refund, he failed to pay prompting police to hunt for him. “I am the one who personally cleared the hotel bills for the delegates as well as the transport for the delegates,” said Mboizi.
His trouble we are told started when he went on social media and sacked General Secretary Erima Jackson and the National Treasurer for demanding accountability from him. “The original 18 NEC members to start ULITU demanded a council meeting to explain why the two officials were sacked, After consultation with COFTU, our mother Union and the Ministry of Gender, we were cleared to hold the NEC meeting,” said Mboizi.
The NEC meeting attended by 14 of the remaining 18 ULITU NEC members sat at Romeo’s hotel in Luzira on May 8th 2021 and unanimously suspended Kaganiizo as President General. According to resolutions signed by the members that we obtained, the NEC members resolved to suspend Kaganiizo until July 2021 to allow for investigations.
NEC also voted Christine Wadiko, the hitherto Vice President as acting President General. “He (Kaganiizo) must account for the shs6m he used from the union account. He also must return the ULITU Certificate of registration that he took from the office,” said Mboizi.
A case of theft has also been reported at Ntinda Police Station (VIDE SD/44/16/03/2021).
Erima Jackson the ULITU General Secretary said he wrote to the Registrar of Labour Unions giving them the position of the NEC regarding booting of Kaganiizo as ULITU President General. It’s upon this instruction that Kaganiizo was bungled like a chicken thief out of the NC meeting on Thursday.
Officials who attended the council meeting said Kaganiizo lacked respect. “He was requested humbly to leave the meeting since he was under suspension, but he defied the orders. How can you defy your bosses’ orders? He deserved it,” said one union member who sits on the Council.
Another member said even after Kaganiizo was paid an allowance of shs400,000, he opted to remain adamant prompting police to throw him out.
Kaganiizo is also accused of not being a fully paid-up member of ULTU since he doesn’t have any employment. “It is because of the bad manners that he is jobless. He was sacked everywhere he worked. He is now living hand to mouth,” said Mboizi.