By Spy Uganda
Earlier Today, The Head State House Anti Corruption Unit, Brig Gen Henry Isoke addressed 370 head teachers of Senior Secondary Schools from Eastern Uganda on transparency, accountability, and fighting corruption during their retreat at NALI-Kyankwanzi.
Brig Gen Isoke highlighted the different forms of corruption including; diversion of UPE/USE funds, having ghost teachers on payrolls, high absenteeism of teachers, inflation of nominal rolls to embezzle capitation grants, among others.
He further highlighted how corruption harms service delivery and threatens the educational system.
Brig Gen Isoke explained that government has put in place laws to promote transparency through decentralisation, encouraging citizen participation, enhancing ICT and protection of whistle-blowers, who play a vital role in the fight against corruption.
”In conclusion, i want to remind you that teachers are crucial in educating the youth about corruption and its consequences and therefore you should be role models in the fight against the vice,” said Isoke.
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.