Five arrested for operating non existent school
By Melanie Aanyu
Police in Butebo have arrested five district officials on the orders of the Resident District Commissioner (RDC), Mr Mwidu Kalikwani, over allegations of operating a non-existent Kanigima Secondary School for three years.
Those arrested include the district planner, Ms Jacinta Ikesa, District Inspector of Schools Josephine Kanyi, Internal Auditors Teopista Akia and Mr Bernard Okou, as well as Mr Charles Wesunire, the education department accountant.
The group was arrested at the office of the RDC, from where they were attending a meeting that involved the District Police Commander, Mr Henry Kisubi.
Kalikwani directed the police to ensure that the District Financial Officer, Mr Samson Koowa Mutekanga, and the Chief Administrative Officer, Mr Kasim Kutosi, who were absent at the meeting, to record statements.
Kanigima Secondary School, according to the documents accessed by this reporter, is registered by the Ministry of Education and Sports with an enrollment of 250 students.
Mr Gilbert Omogiti, the council speaker, said the ghost school has been receiving funding for the past three years.