By Spy Uganda
The State House Anti Corruption Unit in liaison with Police have arraigned seven former members of the Interim Management Committee of Wandegeya market including four Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) officials on charges of abuse of office, conspiracy to defraud and causing damage to public property.
The accused allegedly allocated themselves stalls depriving the wanainchi that were eligible to occupy the stalls. They further rented out the stalls at exorbitant prices and have not been remitting money to government hence causing loss of over UGX400m. They have been remanded.
State House Anti Corruption Unit has registered a huge success against corruption and has been able to recover over UGX30 billion taxpayers’ money through prosecutions, and other measures used to compel corrupt officials to refund embezzled public funds.
The accuseds allegedly allocated themselves stalls depriving the wanainchi that were eligible to occupy the stalls. They further rented out the stalls at exhorbitant prices & have not been remitting money to government hence causing loss of over UGX400m. They have been remanded. pic.twitter.com/oWEqy7mHs4
— Anti Corruption Unit – State House Uganda (@AntiGraft_SH) August 29, 2022
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.