Trouble for police SACCO bosses as Speaker directs investigation into its operations.

Date: 2022-03-10

By Kabuye Ronald

The Deputy Speaker of parliament, Rt. Hon Anita Among has directed the Auditor General to investigate the operations of Uganda Police Force SACCO known as Exodus SACCO.

The directive for investigation followed the legislators led by Busia Municipality MP, Geoffrey Macho citing irregularities in the SACCO’s operations.

Among said the situation in which police officers were living was bad and that encroaching on their savings called for urgent response on the side of government.

“Those who do not know Exodus, this problem has been on for long; we need the Auditor General to do a forensic audit on Exodus. We are giving them one month,” Among said.

 Macho said that its unfortunate that the police officers are forced to save money in the SACCO but face a lot of difficulties in withdrawing money since it requires to first apply online whether in the remotest district of the country or not.

Nathan Nandala-Mafabi (FDC, Budadiri West) said he and colleagues had received several complaints from police officers who say that the SACCO benefits mainly the influential people in the Force. Adding that during his time as the Chairperson Public Accounts Committee PAC, there were complaints on operations of Exodus that prompted the committee to demand for a forensic audit though the report has since never been presented

Among said she was also concerned about the poor state of the accommodation facilities in the police barracks and called on the MPs to take a position on police welfare.

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