By Spy Uganda
On the direction of H.E the President, Head of of State House Anti Corruption Unit, Brig Gen Henry Isoke yesterday presented a brief on his findings on the investigations into kawukumi in Parish Development Model implementation (PDM) in Acholi Sub Region (Greater Gulu) to the NRM Parliamentary Caucus Retreat in Kyankwanzi.
He reported that, so far, 16 Local Government officials have been arrested, out of whom 6 have been arraigned in courts of law while investigations are still ongoing for the rest. He added that, the Unit has also caused a special audit into the PDM funds received by Gulu City.
Brig. Gen Isoke called for a stronger monitoring system to prevent and address PDM issues before they escalate. ”Finally, i recommend that PDM guidelines be streamlined, to give better directions to those implementing the program,” said Isoke.
The State House Anti Corruption Unit (SH-ACU) in one year, 2022, managed to recover Ugx35.484bn from corruption masters of this country, the 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.
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 a 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.