Ngora district officials in police custody over PDM funds
By: Melanie Aanyu
Ngora Chief Administrative Officer, Lawrence Madada and three other officials have been arrested for alleged mismanagement of the Parish Development Model-PDM funds.
The officers who have been on the run since Thursday last week were arrested yesterday (Wednesday) when they had sneaked into the district to attend a meeting.
The others are the Chief Finance Officer, Charles Elungat, the District Commercial Officer who doubles as the PDM focal point person, Mackay Otai, and the District Planner Priscilla Asio.
The officers are accused of mismanaging more than 200 million Shillings PDM cash meant for several groups in the district.
The Ngora LCV chairperson Mike Odongo L’Asio says that they have so far recovered 103 million Shillings from the officers.
Oscar Gregg Ageca, the East Kyoga Regional Police Spokesman confirmed the arrests but noted that details of the charges will be availed later.