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Why Public Service PS Dr Nassali Lukwago Was Sacked

Dr. Rose Nassali Lukwago, the Secretary Judicial Service Commission was yesterday arrested together with Dr. Opio Okiror, the former Commissioner Health Services.

They are accused of abuse of office and causing financial loss of Shillings 33 million in the 2014/2015 financial year in their role as accounting officers in the Education and Sports Ministry.

They are wanted together with Jaffar Kawooya, the Internal Auditor in the Education Ministry and Cuthbert Kagabo, the Deputy Director AH Consulting Ltd.

The interdiction dated October 11, 2019 by Dr. J. Mitala, the heads of Public Service and Secretary to the Cabinet, cites a trial at Anti-Corruption Court.

The letter says Lukwago was interdicted by the Inspector General of Government who ordered her suspended from performing the functions of her office until prosecution is concluded.

“The purpose of this letter therefore is to interdict you with immediate effect from the duties and functions of your officer as directed…”

Drin her interdiction, Lukwago will not access her office, receive half salary, shall not leave the country and will hand over her office.

Lukwago was arrested alongside Dr. Opio Okiror, the former commissioner health services in August over abuse of office and causing financial loss of UGX33 million in the 2014/2015 financial year in their role as accounting officers in the Education and Sports Ministry.

The suspects facilitated an overpayment of Shs33.8m to AH Consulting Ltd well knowing it cause financial loss to the government.

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