MBARARA – Following the recurring complaints from members of the public, the district security committee has carried out an operation closing Alliance in Motion Global offices in Mbarara Municipality.
In a joint operation mounted by Army and Police was comprised of the RDC Lt. Col James Mwesigye, his deputy Emmy Katera, LCV chairman Capt. John Bosco Bamuturaki, Intelligence officer attached to 2nd division Makenke, Maj. Mushambo, DISO, RISO, DPC Murungi and FFU commander Collins Kaganzi and John Bosco Mutabazi(OC/CIID) for Mbarara district.
The joint operation was as a result of the increasing complaints filed at Mbarara Police station accusing the company managers of extorting money from people with a promise it will multiply within the shortest time.
“We have been told that to join the company, one pays a tune of UGX778,000 and is given a package of food supplements to sell,” argued John Bosco Mutabazi Mbarara district OC CIID
The Mbarara district CIID chief said that so far they have 16 cases of extortion registered at Mbarara police station about the company.
Company members were found in their usual trainings in a fully packed and stinking hall before the RDC grabbed the microphone and told them not to come back.
The Mbarara RDC Lt. Col James Mwesigye Mwesigye and team later met the managers in their offices and told them not to open again.
“These people are supposed to be arrested, how can you hold all these people here and start extorting money from them, at the end of the day the disgruntled people become a threat to the security of this country and remember whatever happens here, as leaders, we are to blame,” RDC Mwesigye said.
He added, “so we cannot sit and keep on getting complaints that you are fleecing money from members of the public, we have to do something, remember we warned you before but it has become too much, police if you don’t have enough enforcement, let the army help you I no longer to see any person here come tomorrow”
JB Bamuturaki the LCV chairman also stressed that before they raided the offices, they had to first sit as the security committee to decide.
Pleas from the managers -the majority from Ghana- at the office landed on deaf ears as a security operative rounded off the premises.
“we are here to listen to you, we have already ordered your closure. Endeavour to tell your people that we do not want them here,” ordered Mwesigwe.
He further said that the operation to crack down such businesses will continue to restore sanity and called upon the public to always make due diligence and stay vigilant before they join any “lucrative” business.