LYANDONDE-UGANDA/NEWSDAY: The State House Anti Corruption Unit working together with Uganda Police yesterday arrested Dr. Bameka Ronald, the Principal Veterinary Officer of Lyantonde District on Charges of Abuse of Office.
Mr Bameka who was immediately rushed to Kampala, Kololo at the Anti-Corruption Court, is accused of abusing his authority and irregularly handling the foot and mouth vaccines by selling them to poor farmers.
The State House Unit says that Bameka’s acts contravene the established procedures for handling such vaccines.
The State House Anti Corruption Unit (SH-ACU) in one year, 2022, managed to recover Ugx35.484bn from corruption masters of this country, the annual report revealed.
The Unit also managed to arrest and arraign in court over 448 suspects. Among these, courts convicted 70 culprits including government accounting Officers, Executive Officers, managing directors, Secretaries of Commission, CAOs, and Town Clerks.
SH-ACU was established under Article 99(4) of the constitution of Uganda, which gives the President executive powers to either directly or indirectly perform his duties or through officers subordinate to him.
Launched on 10th December 2018, SH-ACU coordinates with all constitutionally mandated agencies to ensure a corruption-free country.
The Unit also acts as a link between H.E. the President, citizens, and Anti- Corruption agencies in relation to Anti-Corruption issues.
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