KAMPALA — A 39-year-old electrician has been sentenced to maximum prison for seven months after he presented forged academic documents for an electricity installation permit.
Mr. Richard Oryem, a resident of Kamwokya in Kampala, was found guilty by the Standards, Utilities and Wildlife Court of presenting to the Electricity Regulatory Authority, a forged Academic Transcript—claiming it was issued to him by Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board under Lugogo Vocational Training Institute.
Oryema presented a forged Transcript number UBTEB/TR 0079496 for the Academic Year 2013/2014 to ERA in a bid to acquire an Electrical Installation Permit.
Oryem appeared for an interview on December 4 2019, where he submitted a forged Transcript.
He was arrested and presented before the Standards, Utilities, and Wildlife Court on the of February 19 2020 and thereafter convicted on November 20 2020.
He was convicted by Magistrate Marion Mangeni. The conviction was as a result of Contravention of Section 347 of the Penal Code Act.
While sentencing Oryema, Magistrate Mangeni cautioned Electricians against presenting forged Academic Documents to ERA in a bid to acquire Installation Permits, noting that in case Unqualified Electricians acquired Permits, they risked carrying out sub-standard installation works that were a danger to life and property.
He was also and fined up to UGX 1,000,000