Afande Nakalema Again: 3 OPM Officials Charged With Corruption, Abuse Of Office Over Kasese Substandard Goods

Afande Nakalema Again: 3 OPM Officials Charged With Corruption, Abuse Of Office Over Kasese Substandard Goods

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By Spy Uganda

Kampala: State House Anti Corruption Unit head, Col Edith Nakalema has revealed that government officials she arrested at the OPM in August this year over the purchase of poor quality relief items for victims of the Kasese floods have finally been charged.

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According to Nakalema, the Anti-Corruption Court on Tuesday charged; Kaima Godfrey (Undersecretary/accounting officer) Dhikusooka Cyprian (Principal Disaster Management) and Mugerwa Kizito (Procurement Officer) with corruption, abuse of office, and causing financial loss to the government of Uganda.

It is worth noting that their arrest followed a directive by Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja who stopped the distribution of blankets and mosquito nets saying they were substandard.

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“Kasese is not a dumping ground, I have rejected blankets and mosquito nets because they are substandard. The supplier must bring good ones because these are the things that paint a bad image for our government,” Nabbanja said before boarding a plane back to Kampala.

She said mosquito nets were too small, the blankets too were too light and not fit for use by human beings.

“I have directed that they are returned to Kampala because they are substandard,” she said.

Also, note that in the past years the Office of the Prime Minister has been in the spotlight for corruption scandals including one that saw Permanent Secretary, Christine Guwatudde Kintu, Accountant Joel Wanjala, Assistant Commissioner for Procurement Fred Lutimba, and Commissioner for Disaster Management Martin Owor caged over accusations of false accounting during the purchase of relief food including posho and beans. DPP wound up their files and dropped charges.

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