A senior Assistant Engineering Officer for Tororo District has been arraigned before the Anti Corruption Court in Kampala and charged with causing financial loss , false accounting and embezzlement of money and property meant for the construction of river Kagera Bridge .
Charles Malinde has been charged before Chief Magistrate Moses Nabende and charged with four counts.
The court heard that during the months of November 2021 and April 2022 in Tororo District while assigned as a Force Accountant Manager and Project Manager for the construction of Kagera Bridge in Tororo Municipality during the Financial Year 2021/2022 , he omitted to exercise his responsibilities as Force Account and Project Manager over the Kagera Bridge works leading to a financial loss of 16,560,000 to Tororo Municipal Council.
Court further heard that in February 2022 , Malinde allegedly stole 3,000,000 shillings which he accessed by virtue of his office.
That November 2021 and December 2013 , Malinde allegedly stole 48 pieces of 900mm and 600mm concrete culverts worth 9,600,000 which was a property of Tororo Municipal Council.
He has denied the charges against him and was sent to remand until 23rd May, 2023
The Prosecution led by Nicholas Kaboya informed the court that investigations in this case are complete and asked a hearing date.
Report by: Betty Zziwa