The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) has announced the uncovering of what it called “unsavory acts” of fraud perpetrated by some vendors/contractors.
A statement by the Interim Administrator of the Programme, retired Colonel Milland Dixon Dikio, said that the office is currently investigating these activities to determine how widespread and the extent of involvement or connivance with internal elements within the programme.
The statement said that while the 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.
It recalled that before the close of the year 2020, the Programme had paid a minimum of 104 contractors that had hitherto been owed, adding that this process will continue until everyone is paid what he or she is, subject to the availability of funds.
“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.”
The statement said that vendors/contractors whose contracts have not been revalidated, have not received an approval to self-fund, or been mobilized for their respective contracts are advised to suspend and maintain the status quo.