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Uganda: 11 Government officials arrested for corruption

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At least eleven government officials have been arrested following the Statehouse anti-corruption investigations in Uganda.

However, Colonel Edith Nakalema, the head of the anti-corruption unit gave the order for their arrest.

Moreover, the anti-corruption unit launches an investigation into various allegations in the Moroto district local government and Moroto Regional referral hospital.

The officials include Dr. Philip Akungulu of Moroto regional referral hospital, Mr. Geofrey Mawa, Moroto Principle Administrator for Moroto regional referral hospital.

In addition, Mr. Otim Oleu, the hospital accountant, Ms. Joyce Falaya, hospital procurement officer, Ronald Opio – Hospital human resources, and Mr. Dennis Katinda – hospital human resources officer were arrested.

Other officers arrested including Moroto district planer – Opio Pola, district procurement officer Mr. Joseph Maruk, district internal auditor- Mr. Julius Ourum.

The unit arrested them because they failed to explain how they spent more than UGX 300 million meant for Moroto regional referral hospital.

The officials have also failed to explain why they spent UGX20 million to facilitate a match between the Moroto hospital and Soroti, yet the hospital was in darkness for two days.

Meanwhile, the anti-corruption unit added that the official refused to explain why they held two consecutive parties.

The unit arrested the district officer in charge of the crime desk for failing to play her role.

As she failed to arrest and close down the clinic when Dr. Philip Akungulu was accused of conducting an illegal operation, where he removed a woman’s uterus under unclear circumstances.

The officers were paraded before the public at the Moroto district chamber.

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