By Ivan Mwine
Two employees at the China-Uganda Friendship Hospital in Naguru, a city suburb, have been arrested over allegations of engaging in corrupt practices.
The duo identified as Sara Mwebaze and Daniel Ogwang were arrested Tuesday during a joint operation by the State House Anti-Corruption Taskforce and the Police.
It is alleged that Mwebaze, a laboratory assistant and Ogwang, a Darkroom attendant, attempted to solicit a bribe from a patient who had gone at the hospital for a medical examination, which is against the law.
The two were later arraigned before the Anti-corruption court and charged with bribery.
Meanwhile, their arrest comes shortly after the State House Anti-Corruption Taskforce three officials OF Katakwi District over mismanagement of state funds.
The suspects identified as Angella Atim (District Educational Officer), Raymond Eyomu (Chief Financial Officer), and Ajoko Joseph Emukoko (Sector Accountant Education department), are accused of mismanaging Shs72M, which was meant for the procurement of desks for primary schools in Katakwi District Local Government.
The State House Anti-Corruption Taskforce is headed by Brig. Henry Isoke, who replaced Col. Edith Nakalema.
Brig. Isoke formerly served as the deputy director of the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence
(CMI) and was the head of peace operations at the East Africa Standby Force (EASF).
Col. Nakalema is among the senior Uganda Peoples Defence Forces officers who were sent
for a one-year training course at the newly established National Defence College in Jinja.