Auma Pamela Peace, a resident of Kirombe in Lira city was among the ghost beneficiaries listed to have got the consignments but after investigation, it was found out that she does not know about the project since she hails from Lira district yet her number was registered in the names of Okema Vincent under Laguti sub-county in Pader district.
Members of Pader district executive committee are under the
spotlight for allegedly sharing 154 piglets delivered under the Operation
Wealth Creation-OWC program for distribution to residents.
available information, OWC notified the district about a consignment of 182
piglets but only 154 were delivered and one died during transportation. However, it is alleged that members of the district executive decided to share
the piglets among themselves and allocated some to Robert Owot, a renowned investigative journalist.
Pamela Peace Auma, a resident of Kirombe in Lira city was among the purported
beneficiaries of the piglets. She, however, says that no one contacted her on
She revealed that her number was registered of Vincent Okema,
a resident of Laguti sub-county.
Another fake beneficiary was
registered under the names of Bed Agonya Group in Latanya sub-county.
She has since been established to be Rose Wassagali, a resident of Masaka
district and not Latanya sub-county.
Santo Odora, the Agum wigweng village
chairperson in Pukor parish, Pukor sub-county in Pader
district, says that she did not hear about the consignment from OWC. He
wants all those who received the piglets illegally brought to book.
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Cue out….ma pire tek.”//
He explained that, “Leaders
are elected to work for the locals, but in Pader, they work for themselves
which is very disappointing.”
Ballex Okello, the Paiula sub-county
LC V councillor in Pader district, says that the distribution of the piglets was
marred with irregularities.
He accused the district executive of switching the
names of beneficiaries provided by the production officer. He claims that the district chairperson took over 82 piglets
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Cue out….pe ki ngeyo.”//
Komakech Kilama Okumu, the Pader town council LC V councilor,
says that the district executive held three meetings planning how to divert the
He says that the district executive came up with another list as
opposed to the one compiled by the production office. He accused the
district executive of forging some of the groups.
//Cue in; “Lawo ni lutuwa…
Cue out…. ka acel acel.”//
Wellborn Ottober, the Pader district speaker,
says that the consignment of the piglets arrived on September 8, 2021, from the
OWC. He, however, says that to his dismay only a few individuals related to
district executive committee members benefited from the piglets. He also says
that only 12 out of the 23 sub-counties benefited from the project.
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Cue out….man eni bal.”//
says that it is a shame for the district executive to divert the piglets meant
for delivery to the local community.
//Cue in; “Dong team pa…
Cue out….omyero pe onwone.”//
Maj. Okumu, the OWC focal person has not yet commented on the
allegations. However, the speaker says Maj.
Okumu, says that the district executive pressured him on the piglets.
The Pader LV C Chairperson, Fearless Obwoya Oyat
has rubbished all the allegations levelled against his executive. He says claims
that he took over 80 piglets are false because he did not touch even a single
piglet and only intervened to sort out misunderstandings in the production
boardroom because of parallel lists.
//Cue in; “An pa agudo…
Cue out… the production officer.”//
He says that the piglets went to the right
beneficiaries. Obwoya said that the distribution went on well though it did
not go down well with other leaders as their sub-counties missed it.