Busia Municipal Officials Arrested For Causing Financial Loss To Gov’t

Busia Municipal Officials Arrested For Causing Financial Loss To Gov’t

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By Spy Uganda

Kampala: On Friday 24th June, 2022 State House Anti-Corruption Unit in liaison with the Uganda police arrested over nine suspects for causing financial loss to govt amounting to Uganda shillings eight hundred, fifty million (UGX 850m) all related to the neglect of duty in mismanagement of Busia Main Market.

Busia Main Market in Busia Town, the third ultra-modern market in Uganda, after Tororo and Soroti markets was commissioned by President Yoweri Museveni in December 2020. The construction of the Shs25.4 billion market funded by the African Development Bank is part of the Markets and Agricultural Trade Improvement Program phase II (MATIP-2), in line with government’s effort to boost trade in the border district.

Among those arrested include, the Town Clerk Baganzi Ronald and his Deputy Wafuba Johnson, the Municipal Production Officer Dr. Serunkuuma Joakim, the  Chief Finance Officer Chimulwa Wycliffe,  the Commercial Officer Ekwaru John, the Engineering officer Wafula Fred, the Western Division Town Clerk Moya Pascal, the  Division Treasurer, Okuku Alfred, the Procurement Officer Nabwiire Maliza, the acting Municipal Engineer Wabwiire Paul and the Principal Health Supervisor Okurut Moses. Mr. Okurut’s assistant a one Mulimba James is still at large.

State House Anti Corruption Unit Is Doing Well!

State House Anti Corruption Unit has registered a huge success against corruption and has been able to recover over UGX30 billion tax payers’ 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 the Anti-Corruption issues.

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