Luwero District Town Clerk, Parish Chief Remanded To Prison For Manipulating List Of PDM Beneficiaries

Luwero District Town Clerk, Parish Chief Remanded To Prison For Manipulating List Of PDM Beneficiaries

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By Spy Uganda

Kampala: State House Anti Corruption Unit in collaboration with Criminal Investigations Directorate of the Uganda Police have today arraigned Nansikombi Winfred, the Town Clerk- Ndejje Town Council and Male Joseph Nsereko-Town Agent/Parish Chief of Buyego Ward before Chief Magistrate’s Court, Luwero on Charges of Theft and Conspiracy to Defraud.

According to the workaholic unit, the accused together with Semayobe James Noah, the District Commercial Officer Luwero who is still on the run, between the months of November and December 2023, during the disbursement of PDM money for 3rd phase in Luwero District, manipulated the beneficiaries list and fraudulently inserted 19 names of their relatives and friends who are not even residents of the area.

They went ahead and paid them money leaving out the right beneficiaries of the SACCO. Among the persons’ inserted, included two daughters of the said Town clerk, who received funds to the detriment of the legitimate beneficiaries. The duo have been remanded until 24/07/2024.

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More About State House Anti Corruption Unit

The State House Anti Corruption Unit (SH-ACU) in one year, 2022, managed to recover Ugx35.484bn from corruption masters of this country, the annual report revealed.

The Unit also managed to arrest and arraign in court over 448 suspects. Among these, courts convicted 70 culprits including government accounting Officers, Executive Officers, managing directors, Secretaries of Commission, CAOs, and Town Clerks.

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 a corruption-free country.

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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