2022 Report: Over Ugx35Billion Gov’t Funds Rescued From Thieves By State House Anti Corruption Unit

2022 Report: Over Ugx35Billion Gov’t Funds Rescued From Thieves By State House Anti Corruption Unit

By Spy Uganda

The State House Anti Corruption Unit (SH-ACU) in one year, 2022, has managed to recover Ugx35.484bn from corruption masters of this country, annual report has revealed.

The Unit also managed to arrest and arraign in court over 448 suspects. Among these, courts convicted 70 culprits including government accounting Officers, Executive Officers, managing directors, Secretaries of Commission, CAOs, and Town Clerks.

READ FULL SH-ACU Report 2022
The Unit head, Brig Gen Henry Isoke who replaced Col Edith Nakalema, last week said the easiest way to fight corruption out of Uganda is by ensuring transparency and accountability in all public sectors.

”We must be equipped in all areas, especially involving the masses because there is no institution which can fight corruption alone, so its an obligation of all the citizens,” added Isoke.


He however empathized that despite corruption being a challenge, institutions have been put in place to fight it. ”if we collectively work together as institutions we can eliminate the vise,” added Isoke.

Commenting on the annual corruption report, he said, “the Unit is agile and swift in its response to complaints by the general public on cases of corruption in the country. I take this opportunity to thank you all, the Wanainchi, the media, religious leaders and all stakeholders who continue working with us in fighting corruption in the country.”

Isoke and his team have achieved alot against corruption through various strategies including building capacity of key stakeholders. For example on March 17th, he lectured CID officers on the causes of corruption, its effects and strategies to fight the vice at the Kibuli CID training school.

The other is the detection and disruption strategy of corruption. Working with other agencies like ISO the unit has focused on the ability to tell the occurrence of acts or omissions of corruption.

READ FULL SH-ACU Report 2022
The detection strategy, this year alone has enabled arrests of officers who steal government drugs and or sell public land. In Fort Portal, land along River Mpanga Mill lane in Fort Portal City was saved. Lira city land, land belonging to Kazo Primary School, in Kawempe (Half acre), land in Kyarwabuganda, Mbarara district (7 acres, Kaduku Forest Reserve Land, Masindi were saved.

SH-ACU was established under Article 99(4) of the constitution of Uganda, which gives the President executive powers to either directly or indirectly perform his duties or through officers subordinate to him.

Launched on 10th December 2018, SH-ACU coordinates with all constitutionally mandated agencies to ensure corruption free country.

The Unit also acts as a link between H.E. the President, citizens, and Anti- Corruption agencies in relation to Anti-Corruption issues.

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