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Four Lamwo District Staff Interdicted over Alleged Embezzlement of Funds

It is alleged that Lakot and her sub accountant colluded and reportedly withdrew 5.6 million shillings from the sub-county bank accounts purportedly to construct a latrine at Madi Opei Sub County headquarters.

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Four Lamwo District staff have been interdicted for alleged embezzlement and mismanagement of public funds.

The staff include are Janet Lakot, the Sub County Chief of Madi Opei Sub County, Francis Simon Akena the Sub accountant of Madi Opei Sub County, William Arop the community development officer of Agoro Sub County and Paul Kilama the acting Sub County Chief for Agoro Sub County.

The Lamwo district Chief Administrative Officer Charles Uma says that the staff were referred to the rewards and sanction committee to explain their alleged involvement in the embezzlement of public funds under the Public Service Standing Orders, but they refused.

Uma says that he had no option but to ask them to hand over their offices as investigations.

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It is alleged that Lakot and her sub accountant colluded and reportedly withdrew 5.6 million shillings from the sub-county bank accounts purportedly to construct a latrine at Madi Opei Sub County headquarters.

According to Uma investigations into the matter indicate that the suspects are reported to have forged accountability and the latrine was never constructed.

It’s also reported that Arop and Kilama colluded and inflated figures for the renovation of the sub-county headquarters and also allegedly mismanaged over 15 million shillings meant for the installation of culverts. 

 The Lamwo Resident District Commissioner James Nabinson Kidega welcomed the interdiction saying the implicated officers’ alleged involvement in corruption tendencies has cost the district lot of money and compromised service delivery.