The Luuka district engineer, Rajab Musisi has been interdicted the, over abuse of office after he was accused of conniving with road contractors and sub-contractors in Luuka and the neighboring districts, to illegally hire out the road equipment.
The Chief Administrative Officer, Richard Mugolo interdicted Musisi on Tuesday.
It is alleged that last month Musisi hired out a Vibro roller to a private developer within the district, yet the same equipment was meant to boost road works in Busalamu town council, in Luuka district.
However, when tasked to explain, the driver then, Robert Ekirya told authorities that he was working on the directives of his superiors, prompting police to arrest Musisi.
He was, however, later released on police bond and cautioned against releasing government road equipment to private developers.
But, Musisi allegedly hired out a Vibro roller registration number, UG 2696W to a private contractor, who was carrying out road maintenance works in Nakigo sub-county, in Iganga district. This prompted the police to launch fresh inquiries.
Mugolo confirmed Musisi's interdiction but declined to divulge further details. Musisi has since handed over his office to the District Water Engineer, Yahaya Makinabu, to pave way for investigations into the charges being labelledneighbouring against him.