Mayuge Resident District Commissioner, James Shilaku has suspended three State House field officers attached to Kityerera state lodge over missing pigs, URN reports.
They are Sarah Kawuma, Waitah Atim and Moses Basoga.
Shilaku suspended the trio following a directive from State House to investigate circumstances surrounding the disappearance of piglets that were meant to be distributed in Kityerera town council.
The trio is suspected to have sold off 949 piglets that were meant to be distributed to residents of Kityerera town council in fulfillment of the 2015 president’s pledge to boost the livelihoods of people around Kityerera State Lodge.
Zilia Namaganda, the Kityerera Town Council LC V female councilor who also doubles as the project coordinator, says some politicians fighting the program.
“Just because all the three field officers are my children, there are some politicians who are feeding security with wrong information to fight me,” she said.
Shilaku says the District Security Committee has instituted a subcommittee led by the sub county chief to investigate the matter in collaboration with Police.
also dismisses claims of political interference to mud-sling the program,
saying security is only doing its work to ensure that all beneficiaries are
Lydia Balemezi, the Overall supervisor of the program on behalf of state house, says the field officers sent parallel lists indicating different names of beneficiaries, which undermines the integrity of the program.