Police Implicated in Theft of RCC Road Construction Material

Cops in South Western Uganda have been linked to the rampant theft of road construction materials belonging to Reynolds Construction Company-RCC. Reynolds Construction Company-RCC is currently undertaking the Mbarara-Kabale-Katuna road Works.

Kigezi Regional Police Spokesperson, Elly Maate
Kigezi Regional Police Spokesperson, Elly Maate

According to sources in RCC, the company loses at least 2,000 liters of fuel and other construction materials like cement and iron bars daily. The rampant theft of material prompted Kigezi and Rwizi regional police to launch a joint operation to recover the stolen materials, which has yielded some results.

Recently, a local official in Kabale was picked up after a truck full of the stolen materials was found at his home. Now, it is emerging that cops in the region are also involved in the theft of the road materials.

Hilary Kulayigye, the Rwizi Regional Police Commander says they have received information indicating that some cops are connected to the theft of road construction materials.

He says some highly placed officials at the RCC site have been conniving with Cops deployed to provide security for the material to steal and sell it. According to Kulayigye there are serious gaps at RCC’s site in Rubare and Kabale adding that, they have held various meetings with the company officials to address the lapses.

Ely Maate, the Kigezi Regional police spokesperson says they are considering picking up some of the cops implicated in the theft of the road materials.

Amin Hammoud, the project manager Reynolds Construction company has declined to comment on the allegations that some of their employees are involved in the theft of the road construction materials.

Hammoud confirms that mid this week he  received items including  52 Jerry cans of fuel, 18 iron bars, 12 culverts, 19 bags of cement and 16 concrete poles, which were recovered by the police.

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