The office of the Inspector General of Government (IGG) has arrested the Western Regional Traffic officer, C/ASP James Muwanga for allegedly soliciting a bribe of 150,000 shillings from a bus operator.
The Inspector General of Government has halted a 3.4 billion shillings compensation program for 346 people in Bugiri district amidst accusations corruption. Those to be compensated were displaced during the construction of Bukooli College School, but now some of them say the list contains ghost beneficiaries.
Karuma hydro project was scheduled to come on board before the country slips back into darkness while the recently completed 250-megawatt Bujagali Dam can still meet the current electricity demand, but construction is yet to commence.
Government has released five billion shillings to Acholi War Debt Claimants Association (AWDCA) as compensation for property lost during the northern Uganda insurgency. The release of the money comes at a time when the leadership of the association is divided over the initial 2.5 billion shillings that government gave them last year.
Officials from Fisheries Ministry together with police have intercepted two trucks loaded with over 20 tons of immature fish each worth over 160 million shillings heading to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Wearing dark clothes and walking barefooted, the anti corruption activists gathered outside the offices of Facilitation for Peace and Development along Obote Avenue in Lira town as early as 8am and started making different writings against corruption on a black piece of clothe wrapped around the office building.
Justice Irene Mulyagonja Kakooza, the Inspector General of Government said that there is a plan to amend the Anti Corruption Act to introduce stringent measures, which will allow for the attachment of assets belonging to individuals who may be found guilty of causing loss of public funds through procurement corruption.
Dr Ezra Suruma, who now works as a Presidential Advisor on Finance and Economic Planning, said his experience shows that the country currently has no institutions with the capacity to properly manage public funds. He cited the Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting (CHOGM), the recent Identity Cards project and Global Fund scandals where billions of shillings was misappropriated, as examples to show that the oil revenue could also be wasted.