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Five Teachers in Trouble for Providing False Accountabilities

Five teachers in Dokolo district are in trouble for providing false accountability.

 

Trouble stems from the money that was donated to the district in 2009 to facilitate sports activities.

 

The accused include Odyek Omol, the headmaster Atabu primary school. Odyek was arrested by police on the orders of inspector general of government, taken to Kampala last week and charged in the anti corruption court but later released on a cash bail.

 

Henry Alyanga, the Central North police spokesman, says the teachers failed to account for the nine million shillings, which was sent to the district for the facilitation of music, dance and drama competition in 2009.

 

The matter was brought to the attention of the Inspector General of government and investigations found the teachers liable for false accountabilities.

 

The teachers instead shifted their problems to the district education officer and the chief financial officer.

 

Last week, Julius Peter Odongkara announced that Williams Opio Ajoka, Dokolo chief financial officer has been interdicted after he was arrested and charged with about four different counts in the anti corruption court.

He said a new acting finance officer has been appointed pending court ruling adding that Opio will continue receiving a half of his salary. Opio is currently battling charges of causing financial loss, embezzlement, abuse of office and false accounting, and a case, which was originated in 2008. 

Munirah Alii, the IGG public relation officer, says that between November and December 2008, received over 9.5M shillings, money meant for education department to facilitate music dance and drama competition in the district but instead he did not remit. 

According to Alii, Opio came up with false accountability of the said money, which he received, form the district. 

Just last month Stephen Natasha, Dokolo district education officer was also interdicted after he was arrested and charged with embezzlement before the anti corruption court in Kampala. 

The two are currently engaged in a legal battle at the Anti corruption court after they were charged with several corruption related cases.

DEO Natasha is being accused of mismanaging over 16M shillings, UNICEF money which was also meant for the implementation of music dance and dram in the district.

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