By Spy Uganda
State House Anti Corruption Unit working together with Uganda Police have arrested 6 Mbale City Council officials on various corruption allegations following the commencement of investigations by the Unit in Mbale City.
Those arrested are;
Principal Health Inspector, Wandera Charles who embezzled revenue out of the medical examination fees & suitability fees through issuing false receipts to applicants.
Former T/C Northern Division, Martin Busiku irregularly committed govt to contracts worth Ugx 74m. The Unit says he also embezzled over UGX150M in under-assessment of property rates.
Emmanuel Gidudu, Assistant Accountant, Industrial Division while serving as an accountant connived with the then T/C Nothern Division Mr Kutosi James to embezzle over Ugx 43M funds meant for fencing Mbale P/S.
Kigenyi Abdul, Senior Human Resource Officer irregularly included ghost workers on the payroll causing govt loss of over Ugx100M in payment of salaries. The Unit says he also irregularly paid UGX 3bn to 401 Sec Schs & Tertiary employees who were not in database from Education Service Commission.
The last one is the Speaker Myriam Nambuya & Clerk to Council Annet Wawule who connived with some Councillors to irregularly pass a motion to reduce the property rate from 8% to 4%. It is alleged that the Councillors did that in order to obtain kickbacks from property owners in Mbale City.