A yet-to-be identified investor working with Butter Bay, a Swedish Company involved in recycling/turning rubbish into electricity is still cursing fate after an impostor claiming to be head of President Museveni’s protocol conned him of US$1000 in a deal to fix for him an appointment with the president.
Taremwa Daniel Rweishe Kabandize, a resident of Makindye, Salaama road in Kampala is sweating plasma after he was arrested by security operatives around Victoria mall in Entebbe on Wednesday this week for disguising as an employee of State House.
“Taremwa posed as a State House protocol officer. He had asked for US$5000 to arrange for an appointment with H.E the President and had already taken US$1000.” Linda Nabusayi Wamboka, State House Press Secretary said.
Ms Linda said the arrest of the suspect followed a tip-off from an official of the company, and Taremwa was nabbed and handed over to security for processing.
“He is currently with security as his communication pattern is being reviewed to help find possible connivance /accomplices if any,” Lindah said.
“There is standard protocol through which members of the public can seek to meet the President. We want to caution the public not to deal with people like Taremwa or his accomplices. You should also always insist on identification from any individual claiming to be working for state house to avoid being duped,” she said.
“Several unscrupulous individuals have tried before to con unsuspecting members of the public of money claiming to be working for State House. However, these are always arrested after tip-offs to police and security” Linda added.
She said, State house has official channels and laid out procedures for meeting the President. The public is therefore asked to alert security if they have been asked to pay to see the President.