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Dokolo CAO Charged, Released on Bail

It is alleged that George William Omuge, the District Chief Administrative Officer in December, 2016 reportedly mismanaged over fifteen million shillings that was meant to finance activities of Peace, Recovery and Development Plan for Northern Uganda-PRPD Phase II.
Two Dokolo District officials have been charged with embezzlement and causing financial loss.

It is alleged that George William Omuge, the Chief Administrative Officer reportedly mismanaged more than fifteen million shillings that was meant to finance activities of the Peace, Recovery and Development Plan for Northern Uganda-PRPD Phase II.

Both Obia and John Odada, the district Chief Finance Officer were arrested on Thursday and transferred to Kampala.

On Friday, they appeared before Sarah Namusobya, the Anti-Corruption Court Grade One magistrate.

It is reported that in 2016 Odada while serving as the Dokolo CFO without any document such as requisition and or accountability, approved and effected a total payment of over 15 million shillings to Obia.

Namusobya later granted bail to the two officials.

Munirah Alii, the IG spokesperson said they took over the investigation after it was highlighted in the Auditor General's report. She said the money was allegedly mismanaged during the 2016/2017 financial year.

Dokolo District LCV Chairperson, Fredrick Odongo said the officials were ordered to refund the money by the IGG in vain.

They are expected to re-appear in court on March 1st.

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