Shs 1.2b paid to ghost workers.
The Auditor General has revealed that the government lost Shs 1.2 billion which was paid to over 600 ghost workers at the local gov’t level.
Edward Akol, the acting assistant auditor general-audits unearthed this during the 2021 audit report that he recently handed over to Anita Among, the deputy speaker at Parliament.
The report highlighted that government paid a total of 1.12billion through 78 local governments to 635 staff who had either retired, been transferred, absconded, or died hence paying for services that were not rendered causing loss of funds to the government.
Whereas Uganda has a total of 146 districts, the auditor general’s audit was limited to 78 local governments, and it has been established that this audit did not include the over 200 central government entities.