The Chief Administrative Officer Dokolo district Isa Mbooge has been interdicted by the Ministry of Local Government for abuse of office while two officials at the said district are still pending interdiction by the incoming CAO Alex Felix Majeme.
The officials pending interdiction are Moses Otim, the Principal human resource officer and Dan Ekuka the human resource officer Dokolo District.
The officials are said to be responsible for paying ghost workers [Teachers] a case that was being followed by the State House Anti-Corruption Unit and the Inspectorate of Government.
According to Dokolo LCV Chairman James Otto, he received a call from the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Local Government about the interdiction of Mbooge and that the handover of office is scheduled for 23rd September 2022.
“I have not received the letter but I got a call from the ministry indicating that the new CAO is coming and his coming will see two officials interdicted. These are Moses Otim the Principal human resource officer and Dan Ekuka the senior human resource officer Dokolo District. The ministry has done their part interdicting the CAO,” he said.
Otto added that he will work closely with the new CAO providing services to his community in a transparent way.
“I am able to work with any CAO to offer services to the people,” he said.
“You remember my letter to the ministry asking for immediate transfer of the CAO and in my letter there clear reasons, one was that he is sabotaging development of the district and paying ghost workers. That’s the genesis of their fate, they were dwindling service delivery in the district,” he said.
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Barbra Akech, the District Resident Commissioner Dokolo in a phone interview with our reporter disclosed that the interdiction is based on the same grounds as the Otto stated.
Akech said the officers have to pave a way as they are being investigated on the said allegations.
“The outcome of the investigation will be decided upon by the Inspectorate of Governance and State House Anti-Corruption Unit. You know they are defending themselves, that they were paying these teachers directly on their account and didn’t know that they were dead,” she narrated.
When contacted for a comment, Issa Mbooge confirmed without divulging into details that he will be handing over office tomorrow the 23rd September 2022 to a new CAO.