Arrested By State House Anti Corruption Unit, Hoima District Officials Arraigned In Court Over Abuse Of Office

Arrested By State House Anti Corruption Unit, Hoima District Officials Arraigned In Court Over Abuse Of Office

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By Spy Uganda

The State House Anti Corruption Unit working together with Police have arrested arraigned Hoima district officials before the Anti Corruption Court on Charges of Abuse of Office.

The accused are; Baguma Daniel-Procurement Officer, Kiiza Simon- Senior Ass. Secretary, Nsungwa Faiza- Accountant & Byaruhanga Rogers-Statistician.

The officials are accused over abuse of their power after they allegedly violated the Public Procurement Laws and Regulations through manipulating the bidding system and process to favour a certain bidder for the management of the revenue sources of Runga Landing site Market, Hoima District.

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.

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