FINALLY: Controversial Soroti City Clerk Gets Transferred, Blames Local Politicians


By John Ogulei




The Soroti City Clerk, Moses Otimong has finally been transferred to Gulu city.


Otimong is part of the 163 accounting officers who were recently approved by the Secretary to the treasury, Patrick Ocailap and has been replaced by Ambrose Ocen who has been in Jinja City.


In a March 31st letter to the clerk to parliament, Ms Jane Kibirige, Ocailap says the list of the 163 officials were the ones who managed to respond to audit queries.


“I have the pleasure to submit to you the list of accounting officers to be appointed for the financial year 2021/2022 for central government and local government votes,” read Ocailap’s letter.


Ocailap added in his address that, “The appointment is in line with the public Finance Management act, 2015, section 11(2) (g) that mandates the secretary to the treasury to appoint or designate accounting officers in accordance with the Act, except that the secretary to the Treasury shall not appoint or designate a person an accounting officer where according to the Internal Auditor General’s report, that a person has not accounted for the public resources and assets for a vote for a financial year.”


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But the unpleasant Otimong who hasn’t been happy with the news of his transfer told this reporter that, “Politicians of Soroti have truly used you Soroti journalists to write about me. I know you’re now happy that I am transferred.”


He added that, “it’s no shock to me that am transferred. I have done my part in Soroti and I will continue serving my county diligently.”


The Soroti City town clerk has been on spot over several allegations including financial mismanagement, failure to generate revenue and collect garbage among others.

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