In past years, Northern Province has suffered at the hands of corrupt and rogue public servants, resulting in the lack of tangible development in the province.
However, since taking office, Northern Province Governor Gary Juffa upon reviewing the Auditor General’s Report on corruption, has ordered a full–scale investigation into the fraud–related cases.
Governor Juffa was amazed at the number of fraud and theft of public monies, mainly by those who have been trusted and mandated to safe-keep the funds. He said some instances of fraudulent misuse of funds were hard to believe.
He said investigations will continue and more arrests are expected soon. However, one of the biggest constraints is the lack of funding for police to carry out the investigations.
The charged public servants will be referred to their respective heads of departments to be suspended without pay a stipulated by the Public Service Management Act.
The Governor has also instructed the Provincial Administration to cooperate with auditors from the Auditor General’s Office conducting audits in Oro after discovering that no effort had been made to cooperate and make available information required by Auditors to complete their audits.
The Governor has given law and order priority and since taking office has boosted Police activities with vehicles, allowances and other support services.
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