Lotyang is being investigated following a probe on how he spent Nusaf III funds meant for stone pitching of Karenga Police Road and establishment of a grain mill for a farmers’ group.
The Karenga District
Northern Uganda Social Action Fund program- Nusaf Desk Officer, Patrick Lotyang Ogwang has been arrested
for allegedly embezzling more than 70 Million Shillings. The money was meant
for two Nusaf projects.
Lotyang is being investigated following a probe on how he spent Nusaf III funds
meant for stone pitching of Karenga Police Road and establishment of a grain
mill for a farmers’ group. The stone pitching project was to cost 57.6 million
shillings while the Lokiito Grain Millers Association was valued at about 21
According to investigations, stone pitching on Police Road was supposed to be
completed in February this year, but no work was done at all, while the mill
that was delivered to the beneficiaries was sub-standard.
Michael Ngole a Criminal Investigations Department-CID officer familiar with the investigations says that the arrest of
Ogwang on Tuesday follows a team from the Inspectorate of Government-IG which arrived in
Karenga on Monday to investigate allegations of embezzlement of Nusaf funds.
According to Ngole, the team from the IG established that all the money
allocated to the two projects have been spent. For example, out of the 57
Million Shillings for the stone pitching project, only 1,700 Shillings is left
on the account. On the other hand, only 173,000 is still in the group account
for a milling machine.
2016/17 Financial Year, districts in the Karamoja region have received more
than 50 Billion Shillings for the Nusaf program, but much of it was diverted by
officials who connive with the political and technical personnel to defraud the
In September, five people in Abim district were remanded for allegedly causing
government financial loss and embezzlement through the creation of ghost NUSAF