State House Anti Corruption Unit Arrest Five Fortportal & Kabarole District Officials For Selling Gov’t Land

State House Anti Corruption Unit Arrest Five Fortportal & Kabarole District Officials For Selling Gov’t Land

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By Spy Uganda

The State House Anti Corruption Unit in liaison with Uganda Police have arrested five Fortportal and Kabarole district land officials for allegedly conniving to sell government land at Millane Access, along protected boundaries of R. Mpanga, to a businessman.

The Unit says the officials approved an application without inspection.

The suspects are; Chairperson Area Land Committee – Baguma David, Senior Physical Planner – Musana Samuel, District Staff Surveyor – Kugonza Simon, Senior Staff Surveyor Kabarole Ministry Zonal Office – Nansubuga Sumini & Secretary District Land Board Kabarole – Bwango Jessy.

The Unit says, 2 suspects; Principal Educational Officer, Richard Alituha & Former Head Finance, Kirungi Annet have been arrested on allegations of mismanagement of over UGX180M Capitation Grant for Fort Portal City schools & Tertiary Institutions for FY 2021/22.

”Two more suspects are still at large,” says the Unit.

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 the Anti-Corruption issues.

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