State House Anti Corruption Unit Hosts High Level Meeting Against Corruption

State House Anti Corruption Unit Hosts High Level Meeting Against Corruption

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By Spy Uganda

The State House Anti Corruption Unit on Tuesday hosted a high-level meeting of Anti-Corruption and Security Agencies to explore ways of strengthening cooperation in the fight against corruption.

The meeting which was chaired by the Minister of Ethics & Integrity, Hon. Rose Lilly Akello was attended by officials from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Inspector General of Government (IGG), and Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI).

Others were from, Internal Security Organisation (ISO), External Security Organisation (ESO), State House Health Monitoring Unit, Crime Intelligence, Criminal Investigations Directorate-UPF, Financial Intelligence Authority and Uganda Revenue Authority (URA).

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.

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