KAMPALA — The State House Anti-Corruption Unit has so far registered 58,415 cases of corruption since it was founded about 11 months ago.
This was revealed by the government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo at a press conference at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala on Wednesday.
He said 8,022 of these cases have been concluded, 4,017 are under investigation while 35,280 have been referred to relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies for administrative management.
“These are non-corruption/non-fraud related complaints or they are corruption related but are already under investigation by other agencies,” Opondo explained, adding that most of the referred complaints relate to among others; land compensations, court delays, already under investigation by IGG or Police, welfare inquiries, presidential pledges and disputes between private individuals.
“After referral the State House Anti-Corruption Unit continues to coordinate with the relevant agency to make sure that the complaint is handled and the complainant updated,” he added.
Mr Opondo also explained that the unit headed by Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema has also recovered Shs700m, which was irregularly paid out in betting as well as Shs87m which had been extorted by labour export companies.
Mr Opondo said the unit has also interdicted 82 officials. Of these, 3 are directors from Bank of Uganda, 9 from Post Bank, 11 from ministry of lands, URA and the directorate of public prosecution, 18 from commissions and statutory boards staff, 22 officials are from local governments of Alebtong, Amolator, Dokolo, Lira and Mbarara, 14 from municipal and town councils of Tororo, Mbarara, Arua, Bugembe and Kasangati.
On December 10, 2018 President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni launched the new anti-corruption unit under his Office.