KABALE, UGANDA: The Kabale Resident District Commissioner Godfrey Nyakahuma has directed the Kabale Municipal town clerk Justine Barekye to conduct a forensic audit of the books of account of Kabale Technical Institute in order to ascertain the alleged mismanagement of funds at the institute.
The orders from the RDC come barely three weeks since the Minister of State for Economic Monitoring Hon Beatrice Akello Okori directed for the arrest of the Kabale Technical Institute Principal Francis Tibemanya following alleged reports of maladministration and mismanagement of funds at the institute.
Minister Akello who was on a regional monitoring mission of all government-implemented projects said that she had several complaints from different stakeholders of the institution accusing Tibemanya who forced her to order for his arrest.
Mr Nyakahuma speaking to DailyExpress on Thursday evening said that in order to implement the minister’s directive from an informed and evidence point of view, the town clerk needs to first carry out a forensic audit to ascertain whether there was any form of financial mismanagement at the institute before the arrest can be enforced.
He added that the forensic report will guide the security on the next course of action.
According to Ms Barekye, Tibemanya and the Institute Bursar, Henry Andam Collins have all been out of the office on medical excuses in Ntungamo and Lira Districts respectively.
Tibemanya is currently being accused of allegedly embezzling funds meant for materials used in practical lessons, using uncouth behaviour towards students and mistreatment of instructors at the institute and mismanagement of funds meant for the procurement of the institution’s bus.
Ms Barekye said that when she contacted Tibemanya, he responded that the audit will be done when he heals.