PHOTOS: Arrested OPM Official's Wealth Estimated At Shs10bn

decease geneva; font-size: small;”>An investigation by shows that Commissioner for Disaster Preparedness Martin John Owor is one of the wealthiest civil servants this country has ever had.

nurse geneva;”>His riches include 6 magnificent buildings in Hoima town which are targeted to house oil exploration and extraction expatriates in western Uganda.

price geneva;”>Detectives estimate the properties, located in Kijungu, Hoima district, are valued at Shs10bn.

Owor was late last month picked from the OPM as part of an investigation into the fraud and corruption rot that has seen many lose their jobs there.

He was arrested alongside accountant Arthur Mumanyire, Beatrice Kezaabu and two cashiers, Isaiah Ounyo and Musiiho Byekwaso.

Police suspect funds released by government for the construction of kitchen and storage facilities at Nadunget Hydraform modern village in Moroto, Karamoja were diverted by Owor.

Sources say on April 4 last year, Owor received on his account Shs332m to visit eight districts of northern Uganda for 16 days.

Investigators intend to find out if there was value for this money.

Detectives are also wondering how Owor managed to erect the buildings in just five years considering that his salary is less than Shs3m per month.

The development calls for a wider investigation not only into the OPM but also in other government sectors with the view to stamp out corruption that has hampered effective public service delivery.

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