By Spy Uganda
Kampala: State House Anti-Corruption Unit in liaison with Uganda Police has arrested three Wakiso district officers over false accountability.
The arrested officials include; the District Water Officer, Community Development Officer & Kajjansi Town Council Community Development Officer.
Before arresting these officials, the Unit head Brig Gen Henry Isoke who was accompanied by the State Minister for Economic Monitoring Peter Ogwang addressed district heads and raised concerns of the growing number of corruption complaints from Wakiso district.
Update: @AntiGraft_SH, in liaison with @PoliceUg have arrested 3 Wakiso district officers over false accountability. They include; the Dist. Water Officer, Dist. Community Dev't Officer & Kajjansi Town Council Community Development Officer. https://t.co/3H2GvIWCwy pic.twitter.com/QcOgR6eyhb
— Anti Corruption Unit – State House Uganda (@AntiGraft_SH) May 9, 2022
Addressing the local leaders, Isoke urged them to join the war on corruption by reporting any acts of mismanagement of government programs.
It is worth noting that the Unit has registered a huge success against corruption and has been able to recover over UGX30 billion tax payers’ 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, 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.