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Pader Officials Wanted Over Disappearance of UGX 115 Million

Godson Nimanya, the Officer in Charge of Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Pader District, says they have already picked Arach. He says they have also prepared summons for the CAO, Andrew Leru and CFO, Phillip Adonga, who are believed to be on the run.
Three senior officials of Pader district are wanted by Police for misappropriating government funds from the Community and production Departments. They are Andrew Leru, Pader Chief Administrative Officer, Phillip Adonga, the Chief Finance Officer and the Accounts Assistant in the District Production Department, Grace Milly Arach.

It is alleged that the trio conspired to divert Shillings 115 Million from the production and Community Departments. The funds were meant for the construction of a community Market and monitoring the cattle restocking program in the district.  Dr. Robert Okeny, the Pader District Production Officer told Pader District Security Committee that is investigating the disappearance of the funds that Shillings 46 Million was withdrawn from the department account without his approval.

 

He says he later discovered that the Chief Administrative Officer had sanctioned the withdrawal of the funds without consulting him. Festo Okidi, the Pader District Community Development Officer is also crying foul. He accuses the CAO Andrew Leru of conniving with the Chief Finance Officer, Phillip Adonga to defraud his department of Shillings 69 Million meant for constructing a community Market in Ongany trading center.

 

Okidi says he was shocked to find the money withdrawn without his approval. He suspects the duo could have hacked into his Integrated Finance Management System (IFMS) account to fleece the public. Justine Lungajul, the Pader Resident District Commissioner says it is criminal to divert public funds. He has ordered for the immediate arrest of the three officials to help with investigations into the matter.

 

Godson Nimanya, the Officer in Charge of Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Pader District, says they have already picked Arach. He says they have also prepared summons for the CAO, Andrew Leru and CFO, Phillip Adonga, who are believed to be on the run. Alfred Akena, the Pader LC V Chairperson has urged Police to get to the bottom of the abuse of public funds in the district.

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