By Edward Anyoli
A coordinator for disaster risk reduction in the Office of the Prime Minsiter was Tuesday charged with embezzlement of sh34m and remanded to to Luzira prsion.
Racheal Nakiwuge Muleke was charged before the Anti-Corruption Court by Chief Magistrate Sarah Langa Siu.
She denied twelve charges which included embezzlement, false accounting, forgery and uttering false document.
Chief Magistrate Langa remanded Nakiwuge to Luzira prison after her surites failed to present LCI introductory letters.
"Court will make a ruling on this application (bail) after the surities have furnished court with LCI introductory letter," Langa said.
Prosecution led by state attorney David Bisamunyu alleged that Nakiwuge between 2010 and 2011, being an employee of the Office of the Prime Minister as national coordinator for disaster risk reduction stole, sh34.6m belonging to Government.
It is also alleged that Nakiwuge while employed as a coordinator risk reduction presented fake accountability receipts for funds she reportedly received.
Proscution accused Nakiwuge of forging accountability forms claiming to have been writen and signed by different officials from the Prime Minister's office as accountability for relief distribution in Kiryandongo district.
Nakiwuge allegedly forged another accountability form on September 19, 2011 claming to be acccountability for travel for contigency planning.
She is also accused of presenting fraudulent accountability to the officials in the Office of the Prime Minister claiming it was funds received for humanaitarian profile for the year 2012.
Prosecution said Nakiwuge on March25, 2011 fraudulently presented accoutability forms purporting that it is accountability for supervision and opening of Panyadori Health Centre II in Kiryadongo district.
OPM official remanded for embezzlement