HOT SEAT: IGG Irene Mulyagonja

The Inspector General of Government (IGG) has today charged two officials of Nakasongla District Local Government for causing financial loss to the district and the Ministry of Public Service through the inclusion of ghost workers on the district payroll.

The officials charged at the Anti-Corruption Court in Kololo, Kampala are Joshua Kyenkya, the Human Resource Officer and Hosea Galimaka, an Accountant. Their actions, according to the IGG, are contrary to Section 20 of the Anti-Corruption Act, 2009 and caused government a loss of Shs81.8 million.

The two are being charged with four counts of causing financial loss, abuse of office, conspiracy to defraud and conspiracy to commit a felony.

The accused took plea before Her Worship Patricia Amoko, pleaded not guilty and were granted cash bail of Shs 2 million each. Each of the two sureties presented were given a non-cash bond of Shs 50 million. The case will come up for mention on October 27,2017 to fix the matter for hearing.