The new Board members who were appointed effective April 7th, 2022 were inaugurated from the Energy Ministry headquarters at Amber House in Kampala Wednesday at a ceremony presided over by Minister Ruth Nankabirwa Ssentamu.
Muhamad Nsegumire Kibedi, the Mityana North County MP pinned the officials for extorting money from patients, charging them exorbitant fees ranging from Shillings 30,000 to 60,000 as consultation fees, and providing them beds, and gloves among other requirements yet the services are supposed to be free.
Hundreds of people seeking employment in the district have reportedly been conned by the district officials who demand for money from the applicants promising to help them secure jobs in the various departments in the district. But even after extorting money from them, the applicants do not appear on the shortlist.
Mpindi Bumali, the MP for Persons with Disabilities expressed concern over the impartiality of the IGG Kamya in conclusively investigating the intricate rot at the Uganda Land Commission since it equally touches her since she also supervised the troubled ULC as Lands Minister
It is alleged that on 30th, March 2020, at Kobil Petrol Station along Bombo Road Kampala, Drichi, gave gratification of 3.7 million shillings to a Senior Inspectorate Officer attached to Moyo regional office with intent to influence him to delay verification of accountabilities.
The minister who is currently in Bunyoro on a working visit says that he has established that several officials in the various land boards are fueling land grabbing, through the issuance of land titles to the rich at the expense of the poor.
With payments expected to be effected beginning October, Kafuuzi told claimants that Government considered to pay uniformly a sum of one million shillings for each cow to each of the claimants in Acholi, Lango and Teso sub regions.
They were arrested on Wednesday on the orders of Peter Ogwang, the State Minister for Economic Monitoring in the Office of the President for corruption and negligence of duties.
The others are Deogratius Byakagaba, the district Education officer and Hillary Agondeze, the district water Engineer.
The summoned officials are John Kasaija, the Masindi municipal engineer, Deo Kabugo, the town clerk Masindi Municipality, Lameck Atugonza, the Masindi district and his supervisor John Muhumuza.
Others are Alfred Onen, the District Water Officer, Geoffrey Nkurunziza, the former acting district Chief Administrative Officer-CAO, Patrick Okise, the district internal auditor, Godfrey Byarugaba, the district procurement officer and David Baguma, the Masindi chief financial officer.
According to Dr Tumukwasibwe, the focus of opposition-led accountability committees is Anti-corruption that includes misuse, diversion, embezzlement of public funds; stealing of public assets; nepotism in the recruitment of public servants and award of tenders and others.
However, some of the projects which received funding have stalled, raising concerns from district leaders. Some of the projects include the construction of a community access road of 58 million Shillings from Rwot Obilo Health Centre III to Atiaba village and the Institutional greening at Zion Nursery and Primary School worth 22.1 million.
Speaking to Muslims who converged at Kasana Mosque in Luwero town council to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the Luwero District Kadhi Sheikh Ramadhan Mulindwa asked Museveni to act tough on high ranking government officials who are implicated in corruption tendencies.
But Byenkya objected to the payments saying that most of the said people have either been paid, are exaggerated, and some of them are non-existent. On Thursday, she unpacked files of the said landowners pointing out inconsistencies and irregularities in each of them. Byenkya said that some people have already been paid, others are exaggerating their property rates, while in some cases, the government is paying for hot air.
According to Beti Kamya, the Ministry has received more complaints about the services from Luwero and Wakiso. The complaints include lifting caveats without the knowledge of affected parties, delayed issuance of land titles, issuing multiple titles on the same land and corruption among others.