Ntungamo District officials and Health Workers arrested over theft


NEWS-Police in Ntungamo district  are holding three health workers for selling COVID 19 vaccines and two officials from the procurement office over theft of laptops and other office gadgets.

The three health workers whose names are withheld not to jeopardize the investigations were picked from Rubaare health Centre IV Rubaare town council on allegations that they stole COVID 19 vaccines and sold them to the public.

The Resident District Commissioner RDC David Kaboyo told our reporter that investigations in the two matters are ongoing.

The district chairman Samuel Mucunguzi Rwakigoba noted that this is not the first time the district properties have been stolen; In Itojo a grounded health car was stolen.

He added that they decided to apprehend the two officials from the procurement office after the theft of the gadgets since their office has been in a fraud scandal.

Meanwhile, the three health workers are expected to appear before court today at Ntungamo court in Ntungamo district.