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.
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.
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.
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.
Nassali was charged before the Anti-Corruption Court in August this year, for abuse of office and causing financial loss to the government after reportedly paying 33 million Shillings arbitrarily to AH Consulting Limited in the financial year 2014/2015.
In an August 16th letter signed by Bernard Keera Sisye on behalf of CID, Ngobi is being investigated in connection to corruption allegation surrounding the sell of land comprising LRV 3852 Folio 22 Plot 24 Kyabazinga.
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.
In his judgment, Justice Lawrence Gidudu of the Anti-Corruption Court found Kazinda and Kezabu guilty of embezzling more than Shillings 316million meant for fuel meant for the post-war reconstruction scheme in Northern Uganda and Karamoja sub-region under the Peace, Recovery and Development Plan.
He directs Kabafunzaki to hand over office to the substantive Minister. Kabafunzakis trouble stems from his arrest from Serena Hotel in Kampala on Saturday last week where he had allegedly gone to pick a bribe from Hamid Muhammad, the proprietor of AYA Group of Companies.
Rita Kyategeka, the Communications Officer, Action Aid Uganda, shares the same sentiments with Kagaba. ActionAid Uganda will not celebrate this early because this is the beginning. The arrest is not enough because evidence can be tampered with or cases can be frustrated, Kyategeka said.