The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) says it has uncovered unsavory acts of fraud perpetrated by some vendors/contractors and that the office is currently investigating these activities to determine how widespread they are and the extent of involvement or connivance of those involved with elements within the Programme.
This was disclosed by Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (rtd), Interim Administrator, PAP in a statement which stressed that while the investigation is ongoing, the Programme will not stop the payment of those whose contracts and documents have been verified and reconciled as soon as the expected funds are released.
“However, It will be recalled that before the close of the year 2020, the Presidential Amnesty Programme had sequentially paid a minimum of 104 contractors that had hitherto been owed. This process will continue until everyone is paid what they are owed, 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.
“Meanwhile, 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,” the statement concluded.