It is not business as usual at Uganda’s State House following disappearance of piglets that were to be distributed to the residents of Kityerera in Mayuge district to improve their livelihoods.
The 949 piglets which were to be supplied to the people of Kityerera as part of President Yoweri Museveni’s 2015 election pledge mysteriously vanished from Kityerera State Lodge where they were kept.
Reports seen by Exposeke.com on Tuesday, March 26, revealed at least three senior State House officials were sent on compulsory leave after they failed to explain where the animals went.
According to Uganda’s Daily Monitor, among those suspended were Moses Basoga, Sarah Kawuma and Waitah Atim, all of whom were attached to the Kityerera State Lodge.
State House directed that the three officials stay at home as investigation commenced to establish under what circumstances the piglets went missing.
Mayuge District Security Committee constituted a sub-committee headed by Kityerera chief to work closely with the police to get to the bottom of the matter.
It was alleged the animals could have been secretly sold by the three suspended State House officials in collaboration with unnamed greedy politicians.
The project’s overall supervisor, Lydia Balemezi, was quoted saying the suspended field officers had submitted documents with names of those who allegedly tried to undermine the president’s development programme.