Chaos as Mbarara City Traders Association Chairman is accused of fraud
The deputy Resident City Commissioner Mbarara city south, Moses Aruho has suspended the operations of Mbarara City Traders Association (MBACITA) for allegedly obtaining UGX 105 million fraudulently from youth.
According to Aruho, in February this year, Simon Sezi Mwijuka, the chairman MBACITA solicited over UGX 100 million from 35 youth promising to take them on a benchmarking trip in Taiwan.
However, Aruho says that his office has received complaints from various youth demanding refund of their money from MBACITA after the association failed to take them for the trip.
He further revealed that Mwijuka is accused of soliciting UGX 3.5 million from Mbarara central market fresh fish vendors whom he promised to negotiate on behalf of them with Mbarara city council on rental fees.
The president’s representative intimated to our reporter that the committee members of the association accuse Mwijuka of working in isolation and mismanaging funds of the association.
It’s against the above background, that the office of the Resident City Commissioner suspended the operation of the association until Monday when Mbarara city leaders will meet over the same issue.