Minister Ssempijja interdicts Dr Lagu from Duty

By Priscilla Atwiine

Following allegations of mismanagement of over 18 billion shillings in NAGRC and DB, misappropriation of funds, conspiracy to defraud Government and fraudulent procurements.

The minister of Agriculture Vicent Bamulangaki Ssempijja has interdicted Dr.Lagu Charles the ED of NAGRC   from Duty.

Considering the gravity of the alleged offences against you and in line with section F-s 8 of the Uganda Public Service Standing orders.

In a letter addressed to Lagu dated 6th May Mr. Ssempijja orders Lagu to stay away from office in order to pave way for investigations. While on interdiction, Dr.Lagu will receive half of his monthly salary, won’t be allowed to travel out of the country without express permission and will also not access NAGRC and DB premises without express clearance.

“The Board of directors, NAGRC&DB is requested to identify and recommend to me a suitable person from the most senior officers for my eventual assignment of duties of executive director as an interim measure” says Mr. Ssempijja 

The trio was remanded to Kitalya prison until may 29 after denying the charges against them in court.

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