The Presidential Amnesty Programme says it is investigating staff involved in alleged fraud perpetrated in connivance with vendors and contractors.
PAP disclosed in a statement by its interim Administrator, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (retd).
It said, “The Presidential Amnesty Programme has uncovered unsavoury acts of fraud perpetrated by some vendors/contractors. The office is currently investigating these activities to determine how widespread and the extent of involvement or connivance with internal elements within the programme.
“While this investigation is ongoing, it will not stop the payment of those whose contracts and documents have been verified and reconciled as soon as the expected funds are released.”
According to PAP, before the end of 2020, 104 contractors were paid.
“It must be noted that while the continuing process is evidence of the PAP’s commitment to its mandate, which covers the delegates, the investigations will continue to ascertain the issues that gave rise to this allegation.
“Meanwhile, vendors/contractors whose contracts have not been revalidated, have not received an approval to self-fund, or been mobilised for their respective contracts are advised to suspend and maintain the status quo,” the agency added.