The commitment came after committee members tasked Musinguzi on how he is dealing with the highly connected and sophisticated theft and corruption in URA. A number of them said that the Authority was failing to perform due to high levels of corruption.
In a Zoom discussion with business reporters on Thursday, Maria Clara, the IMF country director for Uganda, said Kampala had promised to spend the money prudently but the Fund put conditions for its use. Corruption is still a prominent feature in Uganda, explaining why donors want to keenly see where their funds are spent.
In East Africa, Tanzania was also studied and researchers found at least $145m had been hidden by its elites. Researchers concluded that this was because politicians, elites and their cronies got access to aid money and instead of using it to work on projects that developed their countries, they hid it away for personal use.
The land that belongs to Jinja municipal council is said to have been illegally awarded to Thummar Joy Maganlal Patel without following the rightful procedures. According to Sakwa, Thummar used the influence of leaders to forge district land board minutes which he used to apply for a freehold title on the land.
The workshop meant for equipping prisoners with various skills at Kiburara Prison in Ibanda District is struggling to operate. The prisons workshop is responsible for making crafts, chairs, wooden trays, and metallic suit cases among others.
Otafiire, while serving as Minister of Trade, Tourism and Industry allegedly initiated the idea of granting a letter of no objection to Birus Properties, a company owned by Simpson Birungi, the Proprietor of Movit Products.
In Gulu, the intended beneficiaries have accused the executive of selective distribution of loans from what is supposed to be a revolving fund. Several other vendors had complained that the actual members of the association had been left out leading to failures in meeting the objective of the initiative.
By mid last week, the committee had hit a snag with Paul Kato, the officer in charge of investigations claiming that CCTV footage from Protea Hotel â€“ the alleged venue where bribes were dished out was missing.
Augustine Rukiika Bujara, the Kabale Municipality town clerk, has been arrested by Police for misuse of office. Bujara was arrested on Thursday afternoon by Police. He is accused of diverting money meant for road construction.
The Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Amelia Kyambadde has issued a stern warning to inspection officials at the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) , against taking bribes that hinder control of sub-standard goods entering the market.