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.
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.
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.
The units including districts, municipalities, town councils and sub-counties are listed among the most corrupt institutions in the country, according to a 2018 report of the Inspectorate of Government. To many, the units are a hive for Abuse of office, embezzlement and misappropriation of funds crafted by custodians of public resources.
On Friday afternoon, the State Anti-Corruption Unit together with other agencies including the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Local Government Ben Kumumanya stormed the municipality and held a meeting which later turned into an investigation panel with several individuals submitting evidence as others shared their grievances.
Jackie Kiiza Kemigisha, the Principal Urban Officer in the Local Government Ministry, said the meeting came up with four resolutions and resolved to implement them with immediate effect in the interest of better service delivery in the municipality.
The campaign leading to the National Integrity Awards is targeting individuals who exhibit acts of integrity, honesty, moral value. These may include, among others, people whose actions help the government to save money, that would otherwise have been lost, those who report issues of corruption and those helping people at the lowest levels.
Information obtained by our reporter shows that there are more than 60 volunteers attached to various offices. The volunteers execute simple tasks like preparing documents, welcoming and guiding clients, keeping the offices when the officers are away and at times perform duties entrusted to the office bearers.
The two say that it has come to their attention that Ategeka was asking for between UGX 1 million and UGX 2 million from job applicants some of whom were senior teachers seeking to be promoted to the level of headmaster.
Samuel Wakadala, the chairman of the area land committee says Abubaker Kirunda used the forged documents purportedly from Mpumudde/Kimaka area land committee office, to illegally acquire 27 hectares of government land.
The CAO has since appointed a special committee to investigate how the company accessed the land in question. The committee will also conduct an impact assessment of the company's activities on the forest within a period of one week.
Ntuwa said Minister Mwesige had given him a go ahead to convene this council meeting because the district was lagging behind in the budgeting process. He also allowed the councilors to discuss the budget before it is approved.
The Anti Corruption Court is today expected to pass its verdict in a case in which six men including former Permanent Secretary of the Local government ministry John Muhanguzi Kashaka are accused of having a role in the botched procurement deal of 70,000 bicycles meant to be used by village LC1 chairpersons ahead of the 2011 Presidential elections.