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5 Arua district officials arrested over Shs 99m double gratuity payments

The officials were arrested for allegedly causing Shs 99m financial loss

The officials were arrested for allegedly causing Shs 99m financial loss

Five Arua district officials have been arrested on charges of causing financial loss to the government worth over Shs 99 million through irregular gratuity payments.

Israel Echoku, Arua district principal human resource officer, Natal Opima, a senior accounts assistant, and three retired headteachers, Jackson Abidrabo, Mike Mulander Oliver, and Samuel Acidri Darlington were apprehended on Wednesday afternoon by officials from the Inspectorate of Government (IG).

In a statement released on the official X account (formerly Twitter), the IG said the suspects acted contrary to Section 20 (1) of the Anti-Corruption Act, 2009, and caused financial loss to the government.

The individuals to whom double gratuity was irregularly paid were retired head teachers who are currently pensioners. Alfred Okuonzi, the Arua LC 5 chairperson said the alleged irregularities occurred before he assumed office between July 2019 and June 2020.


+2 #1 kabayekka 2023-09-15 08:53
One probably understands that the suffering public has managed to come out and reported such NRM government corruption.

Otherwise it is an impossibility indeed to stop the thousands of cases that are going on undetected. Much of these mismanaged funds are definitely used to buy prime property in the Ganda state and other Uganda cities.
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+3 #2 kabayekka 2023-09-15 09:00
That is why NRM corruption courts should have medical surgeons to remove some fingers from the hands of these NRM administrators that are determined to stay put in Uganda state power for ever at greater cost to the tax payers of this country!
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0 #3 Akot 2023-09-15 19:35
kabayekka, thanks.

Things will get worse as long as Uganda belongs to Museveni & family!

Museveni was given billions by USA/UK/EU for +20 years & this stopped when they understood he is a demon who owns Uganda & tax money, controls every institution.

Even World Bank finally got fake excuse.

Instead of ensuring good governance, Africans are forcing themselves on developed world & Italy is suffocating with migrants, while the useless African rulers smile!

Why not begin with Ugandans saying NO to the divisive tribalistic system & disempowers them, then UNITY, to stop Museveni destroying Uganda for good?

Ugandans, have everything to lose, is this so for Museveni who has no tribal land in the zone?

Even Bugandaland is being sold off pieces by pieces to foreigners!

Not even Acholi understood Museveni wanted to make Amuruland China's property & Acholiland his military base!
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0 #4 Jama 2023-09-16 17:42
This IG is like a fisherman who goes for small fish and avoids thé big ones.
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0 #5 Asia Jalawure 2023-09-17 15:45
The rot in Arua district education office is something that IGG and State House Anti-corruption Unit need to investigate thoroughly.

Many of us are victims and are quietly suffering, but time is coming when the unthinkable will happen there if no steps are taken to bring the culprits to book.

I'm afraid the district is sitting on a time bomb if care is not taken
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