State House Anti Corruption Unit in liaison with Uganda Police have arrested former Nakaloke Town Council, Mbale District officials for illegally allocating govt land measuring 52 acres to private individuals.
The suspects include; Mulyanyuma Aaron- former Town Clerk, Waboga Kassim-Deputy Town Clerk, Wazemwa Monica-Physical Planner, Nambuya Mary, Wosheba Godfrey -members of the Physical Planning Committee, Sarah Khauta and Zebia Edyau-members of the Area Land Committee.
The Unit says the above individuals have been threatening to demolish existing government structures including a health center, boreholes & an old Court building.
The Unit has praised the Mbale Northern division leadership including the District Police Commander, Mayor, Deputy Resident City Commissioner, LC1 and 2 chairpersons for their commitment in fighting to save government land.
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.