The Minister of State for Microfinance, Haruna Kyeyune Kasolo has promised to follow up a matter in which court in Buyende for granted bail to Patrick Kiwanuka, the treasurer of Budiope East taxi drivers Emyooga Sacco accused of embezzling funds meant for the program.
Kasolo who on Tuesday was in Buyende district to monitor the performance of Emyooga was informed Kiwanuka had connived with others and withdrew the money he used to buy a lorry.
The Buyende District Police Commander, Joram Byamushana said Kiwanuka together with signatories to the Sacco account withdrew shillings 34 million shillings.
The culprit deceived his colleagues to allow him stay with the money but couldn’t account for it.
In his recorded statement at the Police, Kiwanuka denied any wrong doing, saying he bought the lorry with his own money, and was willing to refund the money to the sacco.
It was later found out that the culprit had connived and transferred the lorry’s details to his father’s name.
Speaking in response, Minister Kasolo said he would follow up on the matter and have the money recovered from Kiwanuka. END.