Three Senior Soroti District Officers Arrested

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Three Senior Soroti District Officers Arrested
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Ugandan authorities arrested three senior Soroti District officials: Haggai Elena (Senior Procurement Officer), Alex Oriekot (Acting District Engineer), and Simon Okello (Assistant Engineer, Roads) on suspicion of involvement in discrepancies with the Low-Cost Sealing Road project contracts in Tubur Town Council.

"This one doesn't even labour to explain, the contract agreement is clear," said Ssebikari Samuel, head of legal, while interrogating the team, according to the article. The discrepancies centre around differing project lengths specified in the contracts, with one mentioning 0.9 kilometres and the other 0.5 kilometres. Authorities suspect the officials bypassed proper procurement procedures when signing the agreements.

The arrested officials will be questioned in Soroti before being transferred to Kampala for further investigation. This action underscores the government's commitment to fighting corruption within the public sector.

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