Forensic Evidence Reveals Insider Trading by UNRA Staff

The National Resistance Movement party top officials on Wednesday rushed for a born-again prayer crusade to seek intervention following a devastating aftermath of the just concluded party primaries.

The Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba and her Deputy Richard Todwong yesterday evening sneaked from their headquarters at Kyadondo, more about that was being bombarded with losers’ petitions, viagra buy to go to the presence of God.

The convoy of the duo stormed Nakivubo stadium at 7 pm where Synagogue Church of All Nations under Pastor Samuel Kakande had organized an evening crusade.

Lumumba and Todwong, who are well known Roman Catholics arrived and stayed around up to 11pm; attentively listening to the preaching and often getting on their knees for their prayers to be heard.

The NRM held this week held its parliamentary and LC5 primary elections and is yet to survive the subsequent storm.

When contacted on phone on Thursday, Todwong said he and Lumumba made their mind together to pray to God, but added that this was a normal prayer and not necessarily as a result of the party challenges.

“We went to the crusade together just like the people we found in the crowd. It was not because of those election things you are trying to bring up,” Todwong said.

“Disagreements and petitions are always expected in every elections and they are not a reserved of the NRM. We are expeditiously handling everything ourselves without seeking for any supernatural help,” Todwong added.


Many ministers and incumbent Members of Parliament lost the Tuesday poll including Ministers Maj. Gen. Kahinda Otafiire, Jessica Alupo Nyombi, Nyombi Thembo.
A forensic report by Uganda National Roads Authority has revealed that staff members at its station in Jinja engaged in illegal procurement through insider trading and doing business with fictitious companies.

Following a search and seizure raid undertaken by the UNRA commission of inquiry on the station, story Executive Assistant Ms. Hariet Nagadia was found in possession of items including letter heads, invoices, blank, signed receipts and delivery notes of various companies.

According to the report issued on October 27, it was also discovered that companies were being paid but materials never got delivered.

Ms. Nagadia who is also the head of procurement at the station was found to have editable bidding documents stored on her computer which goes against the laws of procurement.

While appearing before the probe committee, the station Engineer at the time Mr. Kisubi Stephen denied having been aware that this was happening.

“When we get bid submissions, we evaluate them in soft copy and save them on the computer. But if these were in editable form, this was an irregularity and my Assistant should answer” he stated.

He went ahead to defend himself; “I couldn’t micromanage my staff because then I would lose my priorities. I had no business knowing what they were doing on their computers”

The information available to the commission shows that Shs 997 Million was lost between 2011 and 2014 in payments to suppliers (60 companies) who were not prequalified.

The former Station Engineer was faulted for using the Jinja local government prequalification lists without approval of the contracts committee at the UNRA headquarters.

Ms. Nagadia in her defense before the commission claimed she didn’t know it was illegal to possess the documents and admitted that her competency in procurement is lacking.

“The owners of these documents would forget them in my office and I’d keet them until they pick them. And my computer was used by other staff to print since they didn’t have their own computers,” said Nagadia.

The commission further established that parallel payments were made for repairing a company vehicle, Nissan Navara at a double cost of Ugshs. 12M and Ugshs.11M

In response to this, Nagadia claimed that her role in this was only to approve the procurement and that she thought it was authentic.

She recommended that UNRA upcountry stations have more qualified personnel to handle procurement and that adequate computers be provided for staff,



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