By Steven Ariong
Authorities at Moroto regional referral hospital in Karamoja sub region have discovered that they lost over Shs100million in the financial year of 2013 to 2014 in ghost staff payments.
David Twine the hospital human resource officer confirms that they paid 22 ghost staff, each earning between Shs700,000-Shs1million per month, blaming the anomaly on the previous hospital management.
Twine says that when he was transferred to Moroto hospital as human resource officer for the hospital in 2013 he got a list of staffs that have not been working but were being paid salaries.
He says he deleted all the 22 staff from the payroll amidst
resistance from some other top managers who even threatened to kill him.
During the recent visit by the parliamentary committee on health, the hospital management revealed that it receives over Shs 2billion every financial year for its operations.