National
UPDF officers charged over fuel theft
Publish Date: May 27, 2014
UPDF officers charged over fuel theft
Court Martial chairman Brigadier Diba Sentongo
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Pascal Kwesiga & Paul Mayambala

Two UPDF officers have been charged with stealing fuel and misuse of funds meant for maintenance of motorized infantry battalion vehicles in Somalia.

Uganda is one of the African countries with troops under UN mandated African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to protect the Somalia government and civilians against the Al-Qaida linked Al-Shabaab terrorists.
 

Lt. Col Eugine Ssebugwawo, formally the commander of Uganda Battle Group Nine plus and Maj. Nasur Namara, the former commander of the motorized infantry component of the Ugandan troop contingent in the Mission area have been charged today Tuesday before the General Court Martial in Makindye.
 

Ssebugwawo was charged with an offence of personal interests endangering the efficiency of the operations in relation to the alleged theft of 200 liters of fuel.

The state represented by Capt. Fred Kangwamu and Lt. Ambrose Baguma alleges that Ssebugwawo sold 200 liters of fuel to Somali civilians in Mogadishu between June 2012 and April 2013.
 

Namara has been charged with the misuse of funds meant for the maintenance of motorized infantry vehicles. The state alleges that Namara committed the offense in August last year.
 

The army’s highest court is trying several UPDF officers in Kampala over offenses relating to the theft and sale of fuel, sexual harassment, conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline, failure to exercise command and control over subordinates and ill-treatment of subordinates among others in Somalia.
 

RELATED STORIES

Which vehicle consumes 1,000 litres of fuel a day?

 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Christians prepare to mark Palm Sunday
As Christians prepare to mark the end of the Lent season Sunday, vendors in Kampala are making a killing selling palm leaves in and around the city...
Govt cancels land allocation for 80 investors
The minister was responding to a question by Nicholas Byengoma of Vicontra Limited who has taken 10 years pursuing land allocation in industrial park without any success wondering what criteria is used....
Real estate dealers warned over unplanned homes
"The homes need to be those that are planned and organised. We need to be able to have homes with proper addresses, not those where giving directions to someone involve telling them to turn left at Mvule tree, jumping a small stream or turning at an ant-hill," Rugunda said....
Prof Tarsis Kabwegyere advises government to do a teacher exchange program with neighbouring Tanzania....
Crest Foam told to wait for investigation reports before reopening
The minister of state for labour Kamanda Bataringaya rejects a request by Crest Foam to resume work, more than two weeks after a fire gutted its premises....
Uganda launches work plan on climate change deal
The minister of environment Ephraim Kamuntu has launched a national framework tool which will be used in coming up with a work plan on actions and strategies to minimize global warming....
Will the ban of food vendors help eliminate typhoid?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter