How Kasekende brought back Opio-Orech after money scandal

How Kasekende brought back Opio-Orech after money scandal

Shocking details about the director in charge of security at the bank of Uganda Milton Opio-Orech have emerged.

For those who doesn’t remember, Milton Opio-Orech formerly worked at bank of Uganda as Senior Principal Banking Officer as Director banking.

Opio was accused of aiding fraud in which government lost over shs13.4bn under Northern Uganda.

He connived with Geoffrey Kazinda, to withdraw billions of shillings meant for post-war recovery efforts in northern Uganda and Karamoja sub-regions using forged signatures.

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Opio did not consult OPM former Permanent Secretary Pius Bigirimana whose signature differed and instead continuously dealt with Kazinda whose signature was authentic.

He was subsequently interdicted and sent into forced since 2013 until at the beginning of this year when his god-father also deputy governor bank of Uganda Louis Kasekende returned him to bank of Uganda.

It is reported that at first, Opio remained malingering in the corridors of bank of Uganda without office as his god-father planned where to fix him.

According to a source at the bank, a new directorate named directorate of security was created and an internal advertisement was placed on the bank notice board.

It is further indicated that Opio emerged the best candidate without allowing a competitor and became the director security a directorate that never existed before.

Employees at the bank say Milton Opio has never been cleared for his past cases of fraud but only surfaced at the bank and a new directorate was created for him.

Employees further say Opio who has been at the bank for the last 37 years could have been aware and connived with his longtime colleague Justine Bagyenda in the disappearance of vital documents about the sale of former banks.


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