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IGG orders Mayuge CAO to recover sh97m in six months

By Vision Reporter

Added 20th February 2010 03:00 AM

THE chief administrative officer (CAO) of Mayuge should recover sh97m within six months, the Inspector General of Government (IGG) has directed.

By Charles Kakamwa

THE chief administrative officer (CAO) of Mayuge should recover sh97m within six months, the Inspector General of Government (IGG) has directed.

The money was irregularly paid to primary school teachers between 2001 and 2002.

According to the IGG’s report released on February 5, it was found that some head teachers fraudulently paid salaries amounting to sh30.5m to non-existent teachers while in some cases the money was paid to teachers in private schools and those without valid appointment letters.

Another sh59m was lost in irregular payments of salary arrears to teachers. It was further established that some head teachers aided teachers and themselves to receive inflated salaries.

In the same report, the Namutumba CAO was also asked to recover sh5.8m from Batuuse, a teacher in the district who reportedly received the money illegally, while still working in Mayuge. The IGG recommended that the Mayuge CAO submits the names of 11 head teachers implicated in the fraudulent deals to the District Service Commission, for demotion to class teachers.

The affected head teachers are: Godfrey Kasone (Buswikira Primary School), Sylvester Tidhiriwa (Nakitwalo P/S), Samuel Mwanje (Bukatabira (P/S), Jimmy Shissah Masambu (Bukizibu P/S), Wilson Ozinga (St. Barnabas Namadhi (P/S) and Perez Kalinaki (Nakigo P/S).
Others are Francis Kitakufe (Namatole P/S), Patrick Tulingakubi (Ikulwe P/S), Moses Mudhasi (Bubaali P/S), Paul Kiranda (Luwerere P/S) and Samuel Mwanja (Buwaya P/S).

IGG orders Mayuge CAO to recover sh97m in six months

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