The four officers were expected to appear at Bukwo Central Police Station on Tuesday in vain. None of them has appeared at their offices since then.
Animals procured with fund from NUSAF III in Kitgum District.
Four Bukwo district
officials are reportedly on the run after being summoned to record police
statements for allegedly creating ghost NUSAF 3 projects leading to a loss of Shillings 700million. The affected officials are Jonah Chewere, the NUSAF Desk Officer, Stephen Sikor Mella,
the Acting Human Resource Officer, Frankilin Kitiyo, Dismas Sande, the Production Officer and
Education Officer, Alfred Sokuton.
The four officers were expected to appear at
Bukwo Central Police Station on Tuesday in vain. None of them has appeared at
their offices since then. Patricia Chemonges, a resident of Amanang town sub-county in Bukwo district told
URN that she went to the sub-county
offices to renew her license but there was nobody to attend to
“The office of the Sub County chief and the accountant of Amanang
were all closed from yesterday up to date but am told they have gone away
because the police
want them,” She said. Joel Chemusto,
another resident hailed the district chairperson and the office of the RDC for
bringing the officials to order.
“These people have messed
up with public funds and nobody could follow up. But we are happy with the current RDC. He has shaken everybody in the district,” he said. Samuel Hashaka Mpimbaza,
the Bukwo Resident District
Commissioner has confirmed the disappearance of the four
key officials wanted in connection
to the creation of ghosts NUSAF 3
Samson Lubega, the Bukwo District
Police Commander, says that the decision by the officers to flee only
worsens matters. “The law is everywhere in Uganda. If it’s true they have run away the law will catch up with them,” he said. The newly elected Bukwo LC V Chairperson,
Julius Chelimo and RDC unearthed the
ghost projects during their monitoring visit last week.
Some of the ghost
projects include Lamaywet community access road in Suam sub-county, which cost Shillings 61,749,000, the Suam community access road in Suam sub-County Shillings 60million, Chepsoukei mini irrigation in Amanang sub-county Shillings 70
million and Roron
mini irrigation project in Senendet sub-county that cost Shillings 49 million. None of the projects can be traced on the
The others are Kongta
mini irrigation project in Bukwo sub-county which cost Shillings 49million, the Green valley
mini irrigation scheme in Amanang sub-county Shillings 50 million, Mokoywet mini irrigation scheme in
Amanang sub-county Shillings 57
million and Brim mini irrigation scheme in Riwo sub-county Shillings 61,751,175 but are none existent.
Bukwo LC V Chairperson, Julius
promised to kick corruption out of
the district. “if they were embezzling public funds during the previous
regime it will not happen in my regime. I
will not be a friend to corruption,” he said.