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Pader Human Resource Officer Arrested For Irregular Pension Payments :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Pader Human Resource Officer Arrested For Irregular Pension Payments

The State House Anti-Corruption Unit spokesperson, Mariam Natasha, confirmed Aber's arrest, saying that she is in custody at Pader Central Police Station as investigations are ongoing. She will be transported to Kampala to stand trial before the Anti-Corruption Court.
Aber Nancy who has been arrested


The Principal Human Resource Officer of Pader district, Aber Nancy, has been arrested on charges related to irregular payments of pension and gratuity. According to the State House Anti-Corruption Unit, it is alleged that during the Financial Year 2017/2018, the Ministry of Finance sent more than 2 billion Shillings as pension and gratuity for pensioners in Pader District with the verified and approved list of pensioners.

However, Aber allegedly decided not to pay 19 pensioners who did not cooperate in paying her bribes. Additionally, in the financial year 2019/20, she reportedly paid one pensioner 68 million Shillings instead of the approved 28 million Shillings by the Ministry. Furthermore, she is accused of paying another pensioner only 21 million Shillings instead of the approved 48 million Shillings, and also paying salaries to four ghost persons who had died two years back.

The State House Anti-Corruption Unit spokesperson, Mariam Natasha, confirmed Aber's arrest, saying that she is in custody at Pader Central Police Station as investigations are ongoing. She will be transported to Kampala to stand trial before the Anti-Corruption Court.

Aber's case is not the first pension scam in the country. About five years ago, four other individuals, including the late Lawyer Bob Kasango, Jimmy Lwamafa (former Secretary for the Ministry of Public Service), Christopher Obey (late Principal Accountant in the pensions department), and Stephen Kiwanuka Kunsa (former Director of Research and Development), were sent to prison for their involvement in the mismanagement of pension funds.

They were found guilty of conspiring to forge a court order, a certificate of taxation, and a certificate of costs, directing the Attorney General to pay Kasango's defunct law firm Hall and Partners 15.4 billion Shillings meant for the pension and gratuity of more than 6,340 pensioners between 2011 and 2012. Kasango, the prime suspect, was sentenced to 16 years, Obey to 14 years, and Lwamafa and Kunsa to nine years in jail.

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