The presidents directive stemmed from a petition presented to him by the NRM regional vice chairperson, Sam Engola and Kwania County MP Tony Ayo who told President Museveni that investigations into corruption allegations in the area yielded no fruit.
President Yoweri Museveni has ordered for a special investigation into the loss of 800 million Shillings in Apac district. It's alleged that the money, initially meant to finance implementation of government projects, was instead deposited on the accounts of some individuals in the district.
The president's directive stemmed from a petition presented to him by the NRM regional vice chairperson, Sam Engola and Kwania County MP Tony Ayo who told President Museveni that investigations into corruption allegations in the area yielded no fruit.
The legislators observed that corruption is the biggest problem affecting service delivery in Apac.
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By the time of the petition, two senior officials including the Chief Finance Officer, Gapson Yeko Ogwal, and Finance Officer Joyce Abang had been interdicted by the district Chief Administrative Officer and interrogated by the police in relation to the missing funds.
During an ongoing campaign trail for Jovino Akaki Ayumu, the National Resistance Movement Candidate in the Apac Municipality Parliamentary Race, President Museveni ordered police and other security agencies to keenly investigate the implicated officials and ensure that they leave no stone unturned.
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President Museveni who was speaking during a rally held at Apac Boma Ground on Friday evening attributed the cases of corruption to irresponsible leaders who are unable to work for the interest of the people.
President Museveni also assured residents of government commitment to tarmac the road stretching from Masindi Port, Apac through Lira to Kitgum.
The Apac municipality parliamentary seat attracted eight candidates. They include NRM's Jovino Akaki, Patrick Ochan (UPC), George Okello Ekwaro (FDC) and five independent candidates. The independents are Rev. John Robert Atim Etime, Bishop Edward Stanley Engena Maitum, former Apac Woman MP Lucy Ajok, Okot Conno and Bonny Mackline Odongo Oding. Elections are scheduled for July 27, 2018.