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Chief national planner wants OPM out of programmes implementation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Frustrated by years of government inaction as plans upon plans remain on paper, the Executive Director of the National Planning Authority, Joseph Muvawala has now demanded for the removal of the function of program implementation from the Office of the Prime Minister, so that it …

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Amuru flood victims yet to receive relief aid

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Flood victims in Pabo sub county in Amuru district are yet to receive relief aid three months after being displaced. In July, 563 households were affected by hailstorms in Pukwany village Pabo sub county. The floods also destroyed more than 700 acres of crop …

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Constitutional court stays corruption proceedings against Kazinda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Constitutional Court has permanently stayed all corruption proceedings against Geoffrey Kazinda, the former principal accountant in the Office of the Prime Minister. Kazinda has faced trial for constructive possession of financial instruments, forging receipts and invoices, false accounting, making fraudulent payments, conspiracy to secure …

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Ecweru recommends sacking of head of World Bank project in OPM

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Musa Ecweru recommended the replacement of Charles Bafaki, the head of the Development Response to Displacement Impact Project –DRDIP in the Office of the Prime Minister-OPM in 2019 citing a tainted image, URN has learnt. …

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OPM officials plead not guilty to 24 fresh charges

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four officials from the Office of the Prime Minister- OPM have denied fresh 24 charges slapped against them. The officials who include the Permanent Secretary Christine Guwatudde Kintu, Accountant Joel Wanjala, Assistant Commissioner for Procurement Fred Lutimba and Commissioner for Disaster Management Martin Owor face …

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OPM officials face 24 fresh charges over relief food scam

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four senior officials from the Office of the Prime Minister have been slapped with 24 fresh charges relating to flouting procurement process while purchasing COVID-19 relief items. The officials who include the Permanent Secretary Christine Guwatudde Kintu, Accountant Joel Wanjala, Assistant Commissioner for Procurement …

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OPM officials charged with fraudulent false accounting

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Assistant Settlement Commandant in the Office of the Prime Minister Bruno Asiimwe has been arraigned before the Anti-Corruption Court on eight charges of fraudulent false accounting. Asiimwe who is attached to Base Camp Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Isingiro district on Thursday appeared before …

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OPM staff testing for COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several members of staff in the Office of the Prime Minister-OPM are being screened for COVID-19. Julius Mucunguzi, the OPM spokesperson has confirmed the ongoing testing of their staff. The decision to test the staff members was reached after two drivers in the OPM …

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