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Two Gulu NAADs Officials Arrested for Corruption :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Two Gulu NAADs Officials Arrested for Corruption


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Two officials of the National Agricultural Advisory Services program in Patiko Sub County in Gulu have been arrested for corruption and abuse of office.





The suspects are Walter Nyeko, Patiko sub county farmer's forum chairperson and the procurement committee chairperson David Lubanga-Kene.





The suspects were picked up this morning from a meeting at the sub county headquarters on the orders of Milton Odongo, Gulu Deputy Resident District Commissioner.





They are accused of stealing seeds meant for distribution to farmers. It is alleged that the suspects stole 1, 600 kgs of beans and 1, 200 kgs of rice.





The suspects pleaded guilty to the crime saying that they acted under pressure from the sub county leadership to distribute the seeds to local leaders instead of farmers.







During the meeting it was also discovered that the Clement Olango, the Patiko Sub county NAADS coordinator also diverted funds meant for buying eight bulls for selected farmers in the 2008/2009 financial year.







But Olango said that the money meant for buying the bulls was used to hire a tractor from Victoria Seeds Company to open up land for farmers.







Odongo, the Deputy RDC has directed the Inspectorate of Government to investigate members of the Patiko NAADs technical committee for corruption and abuse of office.

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