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CID Summons Igara County MP and Elgon County MP Over Alleged Mismanagement of Compensation Funds

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By Hason Mutunzi Bwambale

Kampala – The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has issued summons for Igara County MP Michael Mawanda and Elgon County MP Nyasio Mudimi Wamakuyu concerning the alleged mismanagement of war loss compensation funds allocated to cooperatives.

The two legislators are required to appear at CID Headquarters in Kibuli, Kampala at 10:00 am on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. The summons were delivered to Parliament on Monday afternoon, according to a reliable source who spoke to The New Light Paper on the condition of anonymity.

“Yes, CID wrote to Parliament to release MP Michael Mawanda and MP Wamakuyu Mudimi to report to CID and assist in investigations into the alleged theft of funds meant for cooperatives,” the source revealed.

This development follows a parliamentary investigation ordered by Speaker Anita Among on August 29, 2023, which uncovered significant corruption within cooperatives.

Mawanda has been associated with the West Mengo Growers Cooperative Society, which sought to recover Shs 14 billion from the Ministry of Trade, Industries, and Cooperatives. Initially, the cooperative union engaged JM Musisi and Co. Advocates to handle its claims. However, Mawanda, despite not being a shareholder in the cooperative union, advised the SACCO to hire M/S Justin Mungoma and Co. Advocates, a city law firm, to pursue its claims.

The actions of Mawanda and Wamakuyu have now come under scrutiny, raising questions about the handling of the compensation funds intended for the cooperatives. The CID’s investigation aims to shed light on these allegations and determine the extent of any financial improprieties.

Stay tuned to The New Light Paper for further updates on this developing story.

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