Crime

KASESE GOV’T OFFICIAL RECEIVES THREATENING CALLS FOR ORGANIZING FINANCIAL LITERACY TRAINING

By Obed Kithende

KASESE: Kasese District Parish Community Association Coordinator Mr. Nsubuga Mustafa has revealed to the press that he is currently getting threatening calls because of organizing financial literacy training for the beneficiaries in Kasese Municipality.

This follows a training organized by him and the former Kasese Municipality Member of Parliament Mr. Robert Franco Centenary aiming at finance literacy training for Kasese Municipality beneficiaries held at Hi-Five Masape lounge in Kilembe quarters Kasese Municipality.

He says every day he at least receives a threatening call from strange phone numbers threatening him to stop conducting training about financial literacy.

He claims that the strange callers say he is politicizing the program.

According to Mr. Nsubuga, the training is aiming at imparting more knowledge about finance record keeping among the group leaders and members for the sustainability of the government program which is aiming at eradicating poverty.

He also disclosed that so far 12 parish community associations have benefited from the training in Kasese Municipality, and 19 associations across the district each receiving 30 millions.

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However he revealed that since the training commenced, he has been receiving threatening calls from unknown people asking him to call off the training without disclosing the motive.

Nsubuga further claims that during the training on 29th of October 2022, he was surprised when police attached to Kasese Central Police station rounded him up with other three members at the training venue saying that he had politicized the program.

Mr. Job Katya who was also arrested says it was a surprise to him by police arresting him on allegations.

The former Kasese Municipality Member of parliament Mr. Robert Franco Centenary, who lobbied the training of PCA members from the office of the prime minister, condemned the police act saying that it was sabotaging government programs.

Efforts to get a comment from the police authorities by press time was futile since they didn’t respond to our repeated phone calls.

By the publication time the arrested had been released with no charges imposed on them.

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