KAMPALA: Parliament is investigating circumstances under which the government lost sh19b to 609 fake ‘teachers’ who forged teachers’ appointment letters and had been earning salaries for a period ranging between 1-39 years.
The Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (Local Government) says the evil act has been happening in 129 districts before they were discovered in 2022 by the Auditor General.
According to the Auditor General, in Arua district, sh48,303,762 was paid to three secondary school employees including; Alioni Emmanuel who earned Shs16,796,716, Olima Anceto Shs18,094,438 and Ojonduga Faustine who earned Shs13,412,608.
In Iganga district, two individuals with forged minutes purportedly from Education Service Commission earned sh11,014,648 and these had been on the payroll for an average of 17.5 years.
In Agago district, sh253,421,413 was paid to 52 secondary school employees who were not in the database from ESC & had been on the payroll for an average of 5 years.
In Nakasongola district, six individuals forged minutes purportedly from Education Service Commission & had earned sh52,361,851 in 2021/2022 alone and these individuals had been on the payroll for the past 2 to 22 years.
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