By Spy Uganda
Kampala: Statehouse Anti corruption Unit led by Lt.Col Edith Nakalama, working with Uganda Police and Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS), arrested three suspects who were later charged and sent on remand for attempting to extortion by threats to the management of Pearl Dairy Limited bosses.
Konde Derrick (UNBS Inspector), Kiganda Stephen (UNBS Driver) and Solomon Abaho (a civilian accomplice) and others still at large, threatened to accuse the management of Pearl Dairy Farms of committing a misdemeanour to wit sale of milk which has been rendered unfit to human consumption, an offence contrary to Section 173 of the Penal Code Act.
The three appeared at Nakawa Chief Magistrate’s Court and were remanded to Sentema Government Prison until 30th July, 2020.
Some agriculturalists have started drawing loop holes into this milk company saying that soon it may collapse after this scandal came in few days after it stopped buying milk from farmers in western Uganda as the milk war with Kenya takes toll on the company since most of its processed milk is exported to Kenya.
David Mwine, the chairman of the Rukaka Dairy Farmers Cooperative Society Limited in Rubindi, whom we visited in march 2020 revealed that he was supplying the milk to the company, however for a long time, they have been unable to take milk to the processor.
When our reporter visited the Koranorya-based factory on Monday, he was told by an official there that no visitors were allowed because the factory was not operating. The company has not released formal comment on its closure, which is believed to be a temporary one.