By Ivan Mwine
The State House Ant-corruption Taskforce has Thursday morning arrested five Bunyangabu District officials over corruption.
The five suspects, who were arrested with the help of police include; the Principal Human Resources Officer (HRO) Ikiriza Lucy, Basaliza Joseph, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Yusta Asiimwe, the District Production Officer, Tumwesigye Gerald, the Agricultural Officer and former Kabonero sub-county Chief, Elon Rugumba.
Details about the actual offences they are charged with are yet to be revealed by the police and we shall bring them in our subsequent reports.
It should be noted that Uganda has taken significant efforts in the fight against corruption as evidenced by the institutional and legal framework, government policies and the commitment of the President towards zero tolerance to corruption.
However, despite these efforts, Uganda continues to feature in global and regional reports as a country infested with corruption.
It is upon this background that the President, acting under Article 99 (4) of the Constitution, established the State House Anticorruption Unit (ACU) on 10th December 2018.
It was created to coordinate citizen’s corruption complaints to the presidency with the population and the constitutionally mandated agencies, with a view to obtaining a speedy resolution to these complaints.