Kampala Land Board Secretary Faces Arrest Over Corruption

Kampala Land Board Secretary Faces Arrest Over Corruption

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By Andrew Irumba

Trouble is boiling at Kampala District Land Board (KDLB) after officilas there learnt that the Inspector General of Government (IGG) has instituted investigations in allegations of rampant corruption among senior Board Members.

SpyUganda has learnt that the IGG has started probing the KDLB Secretary, Martha Komugisha for alleged corruption.   

Mariam Wangadya the Deputy IGG revealed this on Tuesday during a presser at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala.

Wangadya revealed that on August 15, 2019, she wrote a letter to the Acting Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) executive director Eng. Andrew Kitaka, notifying him that the Inspectorate of Government had received several complaints and allegations that Komugisha is corrupt and has exhibited unethical conduct while executing her duties. 

  “It is specifically alleged that she holds on clients’ applications for land tittle transfers and leases, demanding to first be paid bribes before scheduling them for Board action” reads Wangadya’s letter in part.  

Munira Ali, the Spokesperson of IGG confirmed the development when contacted about the said investigations.

Wangadya has since asked Komugisha to step aside to allow a smooth flow of investigations to be conducted into the allegations.

“Considering the nature of her work and the sensitivity of transactions handled by her office, and bearing in mind that she is the custodian of the records and file of Kampala District Land Board, it is imperative that she steps aside during our investigations.” Wangadya’s letter adds.

Section 14 subsection 6 of the Inspectorate of Government Act provides that the Inspector General of Government may during the course of his or her duties or as a consequence of his or her findings make such orders and give such directions as are necessary and appropriate in the circumstances.  
If Kyomugisha is found culpable after the investigations she could find herself behind bars or may be indicted by the IGG.

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