In more shaming revelations, the Local Government Public Accounts Committee has heard that one of the beneficiaries of the Shs100,000 COVID relief fund meant for the vulnerable is the Gulu City Council Clerk.
According to reports seen by the Public Accounts Committee led by Gulu District ex-chairman Martin Ojara Mapenduzi, the clerk is said to have registered as a musician to partake of the money.
The Clerk’s actions are only a signal of the mess surrounding the registration of beneficiaries in Gulu City, where the real vulnerable were replaced by politicians, technocrats, and staff earning a good sum.
Recently, Nile Post blew the lid on Geoffrey Oloya, the man who was called live on television as the first recipient of the COViD-19 relief fund.
According to records, Oloya was indicated as a Boda Boda rider, alas, he works as an assistant in the mayor’s office and has never been a Boda Boda rider.
The PAC has now learned that different officers in government posts were registered as Boda Boda riders and benefited from the Shs100,000 meant for the vulnerable poor.
Among the wrong beneficiaries also included a credit supervisor in Centenary Bank Gulu.
Also, the former Chairman LCIII for Layibi Division, Alfred Oluba is said to have registered as a taxi driver and received the Shs100,000.
The other revelation is that at least 20 people who were paid as private teachers are indeed members of staff at the City headquarters, and their family members.
According to the committee, the members of the Gulu City administration defrauded the system and should be reprimanded.