Rukungiri’s Bishop Roberts Voc. Rwamagaya SS Headteacher interdicted over forgery

Mirsiale  Tumwebaze

NEWS- The Ministry of education and sports has interdicted from duty the head teacher of St. Robert vocational secondary school Rwamagaya, Mirsiale  Tumwebaze  due to embezzlement of school funds and forgery of accountability.

According to the letter from the ministry of education and sports dated 28th August 2023 signed by the permanent secretary Ketty Lamaro through the chief administrative officer Rukungiri district shows that the head teacher has been interdicted from office with immediate effect.

It’s alleged that while he was at school performing her duties, Tumwebaze exhibited unprofessional behaviors in various cases like flouted procurement procedures and failed to pay staff  their allowances ,failed to manage disciplinary cases among students and staff  which resulted in conflict and poor management and maintenance of school facilities.

According to the letter , the above cases were found to breach Uganda public service standing orders 2021 which is a dispute to the image of the public service in Uganda .

There the letter has been directed to him to be out of office to allow investigations to take place on grounds of professional misconduct.

Furthermore the permanent secretary of ministry of education and sports directs the Head teacher Tumwebaze that he will be receiving half of his monthly salary until the case is disposed of and he is not supposed to travel outside the country without clearance from the ministry.

Furthermore the letter directed him not to access the working duty station or the ministry of education headquarters without authorization from the ministry and the board of governors.

Again he has been directed to remain accessible all the time for ease of communication in case he is needed to appear before the ministry of education and sports rewards and sanctions committee.

In the interest of justice, he has been directed to show cause and why disciplinary action shouldn’t be instituted against him and his defense should reach the ministry’s office within a period of 14 days.