The Anti-Corruption Court today convicted and jailed three Hoima District officials on Forgery charges after they falsified executive committee minutes claiming they were permitted to rent out road equipment to private people when they were not.
The officials, who have been on trial since 2021, were apprehended by the State House Anti-Corruption Unit and police on a complaint that the accused were allegedly renting out District road equipment to private businessmen in Kiryandongo District.
The officials are; Vice chairperson Chiche Benson, Secretary for production Magambo Jackson and secretary for Finance Kumakech Geoffrey.
The accused were handed a sentence by Chief Magistrate her Worship Joan Achiro of a cash fine UGX5M each and will not serve Govt for the next 10 years.
The District Road construction equipment included a vibral roller and grader.
Working together with Police, the matter was investigated and the equipment was recovered and handed over to Ministry of Works.
It should be remembered that in 2017, H.E the President, Y.K Museveni commisioned road equipments to help districts construct their own roads.