By Spy Uganda
Following a directive from H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the head State House Anti Corruption Unit Brig Gen Henry Isoke has embarked on an investigative tour of the Acholi sub-region regarding the extortion and mismanagement of funds meant for the Parish Development Model (PDM).
The tour commenced in Gulu district where he held several meetings with both the City and district leadership, security heads led by the Regional Police Commander (RPC).
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Isoke later met community representatives who aired out their grievances and complaints about the implementation of PDM in their parishes.
President Museveni early this month put corrupt officials on notice over the PDM cash.
He noted, “The wananchi (locals) told me of parasites that were swarming around the Parish Development Model and Emyooga money; if anyone touches on the Emyooga money, I will deal with them decisively; these thieves are not very clever…and if you steal, we shall come and find out.”
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He repeated his warning to officials he said are lurking around to dubiously misappropriate the Shs100 million per parish funds, saying he will handle them viciously.
“Do not worry; anybody who messes up, we shall mess them up as well.”
Workaholic Anti Corruption Unit
The State House Anti Corruption Unit (SH-ACU) in one year, 2022, managed to recover Ugx35.484bn from corruption masters of this country, 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.
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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 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.