State House Anti Corruption Unit Arrests Rakai CAO Over Missing Ugx37million

State House Anti Corruption Unit Arrests Rakai CAO Over Missing Ugx37million

By Spy Uganda

State House Anti Corruption Unit in liason with Police have arrested the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Rakai District, Kamara William and the District Engineer, Ssentamu Julius, for falsely accounting for over UGX37million meant for maintenance works on the Byezitire – Nakasenyi-Lwenanga road but no work was done.

Corruption in Uganda is characterized by grand-scale theft of public funds and petty corruption involving public officials at all levels of society as well as widespread political patronage systems.
According to 2016 study, thirty-eight per cent of people had to pay a bribe to access a public service. Several new anti-corruption laws having been passed, but implementation of the laws is weak, especially for cases of grand corruption.

Meanwhile, State House Anti Corruption Unit has registered a huge success against corruption and has been able to recover over UGX30 billion in taxpayers’ money through prosecutions, and other measures used to compel corrupt officials to refund embezzled public funds.

The Unit has so far investigated different public servants for graft, including members of parliament, accounting officers, security personnel, and directors of several government agencies and commissions among other Gov’t big fish.

In addition to the above, the Unit has also ensured the safe return of over 600 Ugandans stranded after being trafficked to Arab countries.

It has also conclusively investigated over 10,000 cases and interdicted over 200 government workers from public offices. 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 that complaints raised by citizens are resolved. The Unit also acts as a link between H.E. the President, citizens, and Anti- Corruption agencies in relation to Anti-Corruption issues. an accessible web community

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