RDC dragged to court over Shs9m Sacco debt

William Omara

A savings and credit society has dragged the Nakapiripirit Deputy Resident District Commissioner to court over failure to pay a debt of Shs3 million that has since risen to Shs9m in accumulated interest.

Mr William Omara appeared before Mbale Grade III magistrate Chemonges Satya on Monday and pleaded guilty to the offence but declined to say when he would pay the loan.

Bunanimi Sacco said while serving as the Deputy RDC Sironko, Mr Omara used his position to get a loan from the Sacco in 2015 and that he has since declined to pay it.

“The RDC came to us three years ago and we gave him a loan but even with several reminders, he has refused to pay back the loan and keeps dodging and giving threats to us,” said Ms Violet Nakako, the Sacco manager.

Bunanimi Sacco, through his lawyers, on March 21, 2017, filed a plaint in the Mbale High Court, seeking recovery of the debt amounting to Shs9.12m from Mr Omara.

This website has seen documents dating February 6, 2015, and bearing Mr Omara’s picture and signature, indicating that he borrowed the money and promised to pay back after six months with an interest of Shs390,000.

“And this money has over stayed, we now want our principal sum of Shs3m plus Shs6,120,000 as the interest for three years,” Ms Nakoko added.

Mr Chemonges asked the RDC to pay the debt to avoid embarrassment but he declined, prompting the magistrate to push the case to next month on a date yet to be communicated.



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