Nakalema probes Shs1.8bn theft at finance

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Col Edith Nakalema

The Anti-Corruption Unit – State House Uganda is investigating the theft of Shs1.8bn effected on Integrated Financial Management System [IFMS] in four Local Government entities.

According to the unit head Lt Col Edith Nakalema, on February 24, 2020, a complaint was received from the Secretary to Treasury Mr. Keith Muhakanizi and Account General Mr. Semakula Lawrence.

“… [they] whistleblew the theft of Shs. 1,827,390,736/= effected on the IFMS system in four Local Government entities.”

Nakalema said the companies to which most of the money was allegedly paid to are; United Development SACCO, Samix Uganda Ltd and Zedkol Financial services were created by Ongom Charles Dominic, an officer at the Ministry of Finance, under irregular circumstances.

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Investigations into the matter have commenced, Nakalema noted.  

The Unit head he continues to reinforce the President’s commitment in the fight against corruption and assures all government officials that “there will be no jokes when it comes to corruption and all should stand warned”.

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