Four in trouble for vandalizing Multi-Million Shillings irrigation scheme in Bukwo district

Posted: 2022-01-11T10:58:04Z
Four in trouble for vandalizing Multi-Million Shillings irrigation scheme in Bukwo district

The police have arrested four people for allegedly vandalizing a multi-million Shillings irrigation scheme in Bukwo district. 


The suspects identified as Eric Sokuton, the Surum village Village Chairperson, Toney Chebet, Benson Barteka, and Titus Kiprotic were arrested on Monday on the orders of Bukwo Resident District Commissioner, Samuel Hashaka Mpimbaza.


Hashaka claims to have learnt of vandalism on Saturday during his routine monitoring of government projects in the district.   


"This project cost the government Shillings 600million and it has been working very well with a lot of fish inside the project,” said Hashaka. 


He added that many people, including model farmers have been using the irrigation scheme to grow vegetables but the system stopped working due to vandalism.


The RDC says the suspects cut all the main pipes that take water from the main dam to the area where people planted their vegetables.


According to Samson Kidega the Bukwo District Police Commander, the four suspects will be charged with vandalism.