Seven Officials of OPM Apprehended for Misappropriation of 4.5 Billion Shillings Meant for Karamoja Peace Project

Seven officials from the Office of the Prime Minister have been arraigned before the Anti-Corruption Court in Kampala on charges of mismanaging over 11 billion shillings that was meant for peace initiative activities in Karamoja sub-region.

According to court, the suspects are; Geoffrey Seremba, the accounting officer, Deogratious Musigazi, the head of department Pacification and Development Programme, as well as some Secretaries among others.

The duo have been charged with twelve counts including abuse of office, causing financial loss, and embezzlement.

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Prosecution states that between February and June last year, while performing their respective duties in the Office of the Prime Minister, Seremba approved payment of monies to various staff without any proper work plan nor genuine activities to be carried out knowing that this act will cause financial loss to government.

It is stated that some of the stolen money was meant for coordinating various peace-building activities in the Karamoja sub-region which were never conducted and thus the suspects failed to account for the same.

They appeared before Chief Magistrate Joan Aciro.

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