By Spy Uganda
In his continued investigative tour in Acholi sub region on the matters of Parish Development Model (PDM), Brig Gen Henry Isoke yesterday held an open community engagement in Unyama S/County, Gulu District.
The State House Anti Corruption boss was informed by the wanainchi that they were being squeezed by PDM officials to cough unclear charges (UGX 5000-10000) to cover photocopying and other admin costs where as others were being forced to consent on giving a percentage of the money before being considered for registration.
The Acholis also raised an issue of delays in release of funds & illegal charges in the creation of SACCO accounts and also informed Anti Graft boss that family, friends and relatives of officials were taking priority consideration for registration.
Meanwhile, after hearing their outcry, Brig Gen Isoke assured the community that he would investigate all their issues and find out the reasons behind all the ‘kawukumi’ including the delayed release of funds to beneficiaries, despite the funds already being posted in the SACCO parish accounts.
Isoke kicked off the investigations following a directive from H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to probe the extortion and mismanagement of PDM funds in the region.
The tour commenced in Gulu district earlier this week where he held several meetings with both the City and district leadership, security heads led by the Regional Police Commander (RPC).
Capable 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, 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 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.