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Ghost Beneficiaries Cited in Gov’t Restocking Programme

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Up to 21 ghost beneficiaries in Amuru District have received cattle distributed under the Peace Recovery and Development Programme (PRDP).

The 96 animals that were delivered in March by the Office of the Prime Minister under restocking programme were to benefit orphans; widows, people living with HIV/AIDS, child-headed homes, persons with disability and elderly persons among others.

Patrick Oyet, a whistleblower who doubles as the Administrative Secretary of National Resistance Movement (NRM) party in Amuru revealed that the 21 unknown beneficiaries were generated from 12 villages across eight parishes of Lamogi Sub-County.

According to Oyet, the local leaders and some civil servants have been flouting the selection process paving way for ghost beneficiaries to infiltrate the list of genuine beneficiaries in the district.

Oyet has lodged a formal complaint before the Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department (CIID) at Aswa River Region Police Headquarters in Gulu vide AS/GEF/18/2020 for further inquiries.

Several officials including Atkinson Ojara, the Lamogi Sub-County LC 3 Chairperson; Grandfield Aryono Omonda Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), GISO, and the Sub-County Veterinary Officer and some LCI Chairpersons have been summoned to record police statement.

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