Lira—26, August 2020: Lira District Health Officer (DHO) Dr Patrick Buchan Ocen has been interdicted from his office, TND News has learnt.
The DHO was interdicted by the Lira Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Mr Ben Otim Ogwete, for “crushing his official vehicle” and “abuse of office”.
TND News understands that the CAO took the decision after the DHO drove himself to Uganda’s Capital, Kampala in recent days without informing his office.
The principal accounting officer also learnt that besides DHO having official driver, he has been driving himself to “different places”.
Recently, the health boss, while on his way to Lira City from Kampala, allegedly knocked one dead at Diima—Kiryandongo district.
Following that nasty accident, his official car got badly damaged.
By press time, DHO could not be available for comments.