Five Gakenke leaders arrested in forgery scam

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On 8 June 2017 saa 11:43
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The executive secretary of Gakenke district, James Kansiime and four district leaders have been arrested over alleged use of forged documents and illegal procurement of public tenders in the construction of Minazi health center.

Police spokesperson in Northern Province, IP Innocent Gasasira, has told IGIHE that the leaders were arrested yesterday evening.

“It is true that they are detained. The executive secretary of Gakenke district has been arrested on account of using forged documents in the procurement of public tender of building Minazi health center. He is co-accused with four district employees over alleged connivance in forgery of the documents. The alleged crime was committed in 2013,” he said.

The arrested include three engineers and a district leader in charge of public health and epidemics.They are arrested at Muhoza police station as investigations continue.

Minazi health center began operations in July 2015 having been built at a cost of over Rwf 320 million.

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The executive secretary of Gakenke district, James Kansiime

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