SOROTI: The State House Anti-Corruption Unit working together with the Police is conducting investigations into corruption-related allegations in the districts of Soroti, Kumi, and Kalaki.
The allegations in Soroti District relate to embezzlement of funds meant for the construction of a piped water project worth Ugx 390 million at Adamasko, inflation of the District Payroll where ghost workers and pensioners have allegedly been paid over Ugx 500 million.
The arrested officials are; Simon Okanya-Principal Human Resource Officer, Micheal Okello-Internal Auditor, and Charles Oonyu-Human Resource Officer. It is also alleged that the said officials have been frustrating pensioners and public servants who were claiming their payments.
In addition, the Principal Human Resource Officer, Okanya has been charged in Court for obtaining Ugx 20 million from a 66-year-old man, Samuel Okurut under the guise that he had been overpaid gratuity by the Ministry of Finance whereas not.
The Unit together with Police is also investigating the alleged embezzlement of Ugx 350 million by Kalaki district officials which resulted in the shoddy construction of a road and bridge that connects Kalaki to Alebtong, the road is now closed because the bridge collapsed.
In Kumi, the Police and the Unit are investigating the alleged mismanagement of about Ugx 300 million Parish Development Model funds. It is alleged that the district officials embezzled the funds and submitted false accountabilities indicating they had conducted sensitization, mobilizing, and monitoring of Parish Development Model projects where as not.