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IG wants the dismissal of OPM officials over missing shs1.2billion

The three individuals work at Palabek Refugee Settlement.

They have been accused of being concerned in the vanishing of 840 million shillings from a mission account whose function was the development of neighborhood facilities and fencing Zone 1 in Palabek Refugee settlement.

The World Bank availed the district of the cash below the Development Response to Displacement Impacts Project (DRDIP), applied by OPM.

After the cash went missing, a damning report from the IG said that half of the mission cash banked on account quantity 3100082 at Centenary Bank Gulu Branch was secretly transferred on April thirtieth this yr with out the specific say so of the mission implementers.

James Penywii, Director of Project Risk, Monitoring and Control at IG stated 80 million shillings was recovered on May fifth, 2022 from a feminine suspect.

This was after a whistleblower knowledgeable the IG authorities.

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Penywii says the suspect had earlier withdrawn 190 million shillings on May 4 from an account at Centenary Bank, Bwaise Branch. IG investigations reveal the cash had been transferred to account quantity 3202610167 at Centenary Bank Bwaise Branch the place the suspect recognized as Brender Nakalanzi is a signatory to the account.

Nakalanzi was remanded to Luzira jail for inflicting the authorities a monetary loss after showing earlier than the Anti-Corruption court docket chief Justice of the Peace, Joan Aciro, and pleading responsible. Nakalanzi is accused of stealing 270million shillings.

Penywii says that the suspect claimed that she was provided a contract for the development of neighborhood facilities and fencing in Zone 1 in Lamwo district.

However, he says investigations proved the opposite and he provides that they’ve already written to the Public Service Commission to interdict the implicated OPM officials pending the completion of their ongoing investigations.

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