By Spy Uganda
State House Anti-Corruption Unit has in liaison with Uganda Police have arrested two officials from Entebbe Municipality offices over misappropriation of funds.
Those arrested includes; Nabirye Monica Sarah, the Principal Education Officer and Ssekagiri Frank, the Municipality Community Development Officer.
It is alleged that Nabirye Monica misappropriated Ugx40m education funds during Covid-19 lockdown while Ssekagiri Frank misappropriated Youth Livelihood/Women Dev't Program and Emyooga funds worth Ugx850m. pic.twitter.com/GRADp98zWi
— Anti Corruption Unit – State House Uganda (@AntiGraft_SH) May 24, 2022
It is alleged that Nabirye misappropriated Ugx40m education funds during Covid-19 lockdown while Ssekagiri Frank misappropriated Youth Livelihood/Women Dev’t Program and Emyooga funds worth Ugx850m.
The arrests took place in Entebbe during the government monitoring exercise tour led by the head of State Anti Corruption Unit Brig. Gen Henry Isoke and Minister of State, Office of the President in charge of Economic Monitoring Peter Ogwang.
Isoke’s 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, 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.