By Spy Uganda
State House Anti Corruption Unit working with Uganda Police arrested and arraigned Charles Malinde, a Senior Assistant Engineering Officer, Tororo District before the Anti-Corruption Court on charges of Causing Financial Loss & Embezzlement.
Court remanded him until 23/05/2023.
The State House Unit says in the financial year 2021/22, the accused while assigned as Project Manager for the construction of Kagera Bridge in Tororo Municipality, allegedly failed to exercise his responsbility causing a financial loss of over UGX16M.
The Unit adds that he also allegedly embezzled UGX3.6M meant for Kagera Bridge culverts.
In the related news, the Unit arraigned three Kitgum District Local Government officials for diversion of over UGX500 million, funds that were meant for the implementation of the Parish Development Model in the district.
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.