By Spy Uganda
Yesterday the Head of State House Anti Corruption Unit, Brig.Gen.Henry Isoke paid a courtesy visit to the Hon. Minister for Presidency Milly Babalanda.
We haven’t confirmed what the duo discussed but sources have it that it all rotated around fight against corruption in the country.
From inception to date, the Unit has so far conducted investigations on corruption related offences in the Central Government (Ministries, Departments and Agencies), Local Governments and the Private Sector. These investigations are so far worth 250Bn/=. 146 persons have been charged before Courts of Law out of whom 120 are public officers currently on interdiction and 26 are Private Companies/Individuals. Fourteen (14) of these persons have been convicted and the other cases are pending in court at various stages.
Yesterday alone, the Unit in liaison with Police arraigned Barekye Matayo at Anti-Corruption Court on a charge of Misuse of Gov’t Motor Vehicle.
The accused is an ambulance driver who was arrested for carrying pineapples in a Gov’t ambulance for private gain in Rukungiri District.
As of today, a total of 1.73Bn/= was recovered; Shs. 1Bn/= being money recovered from Labour Export Companies that had taken money from desperate youths with the promise of jobs in the Middle East and failed to provide the jobs. Shs. 738m was money recovered from air supplies from Gaming and Lotteries Board and returned to the Treasury.
The SH-ACU has so far received over 1000 complaints from desperate youths most of whom physically report.
Mr. Benon Kunywana and Godfrey Kyalimpa both directors from Middle East Consultants one of the labour export companies have been charged with attempted trafficking of 40 desperate youths to the Middle East and are currently before the International Crimes Division of the High Court for trial among other cases of criminality.