March 4, 2024

Oyam district officials on spotlight over allegation of mismanaging shs 77 million funds

By Voice of Lango Editorial (editor@vol.co.ug)  

Oyam

Oyam district officials are on the light over allegation of mismanagement of shs 77 million given by Uganda Wild Life Authority under the program called revenue sharing.

In a letter dated 23/06/2023 to Chief Administrative Officer of Oyam which Voice of Lango saw a copy, the Uganda Wild Life Authority is questioning accountability of utilization of the funds in Kamdini sub county.

The UWA is questioning the accountability of training scouts, community sensitization and launching a community project without involving UWA officials.

Wilson Kagoro, Uganda Wildlife Authority in charge Karuma conservation confirmed writing to the CAO Oyam to express their dissatisfaction with the accountability of funds allocated to them.

Kamdini sub county chief Walter Oceng however told our reporter that the allegation is not true and is base political sentiment.

Benson Dila, the Oyam district LC5 Chairperson who is accused of receiving shs 10 million as part of the unaccounted 77 million also denied the allegation.

Irene Kyelengat, the deputy CAO of Oyam said they received a letter from Uganda Wildlife Authority and they are handling the matter.