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.
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
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.