By Spy Uganda
Kampala: The Electoral Commission has broken silence on the alleged shs3b embezzlement scandal at the Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation (UPPC) that it contracted to gazette its 2021-2026 electoral roadmap.
Last week, TheSpy Uganda exclusively broke the story of Managing Director Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation (UPPC) professor Tom Wasswa Davis of allegedly siphoning over Ugx 3billion corporation money, which he stealthily passed on unto himself as commission having brokered a Ugx 9billion printing deal from the electoral commission to gazette for them the 2021-2026 electoral roadmap and the legally elected leaders from the 2021 general elections.
Now according to the statement issued by the EC spokserson Paul Bukenya, the Commission followed prescribed procurement procedures for placement of the mentioned activities and legally paid their shs9b to the corporation. How they used it is their business,Paul added.
”The Commission is constrained to comment on the internal financial operations of other institutions, nevertheless, we and our officers will provide any information that may be required by the agencies authorized to investigate the above allegation,” stated Paul Bukenya.
The development comes few hours after Kibuli CID detectives on Wednesday morning intercepted, and recovered Shs.600m from a house of a government official and some sources claimed the money was destined to an official at the electoral body, though it couldn’t be confirmed.
The money recovered is part of the shs.3bn taken as commission from a printing deal between the Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation (UPPC) and the Electoral Commission in the previous 2021-2026 general elections where UPPC was legally contracted to gazette the 2021-2026 roadmap and the successfully elected political leaders across the board.
“This money, in our hands now was destined for another accomplice in crime. It is part of the 3billion loot that had passed through an account of a fictitious commission agent,” Charles Twine the spokesperson of the Criminal Investigations Department said on Wednesday without wanting to divulge into more details since investigations were still on going.
It is alleged that Professor Tom Wasswa who is currently out on police bond is due to be re-arrested and be arraigned before court, being one of the alleged masterminds of the Shs.3 billion scandal.